COVID-19 in India – A Special Report on The World’s Youngest Nation

India has the world’s youngest population when over 50% of the population is under the age of 30 Years and the Average age is approx 35-40 years. This is young, very young. We all know that COVID-19 Targets the old and weak first and most young populations recover from it. But this doesn’t stop the virus from spreading the way it is. As the way things are moving, it seems that this virus will evolve to be a part of our lives in the coming few years, just like other contagious viruses like HIV. There have to be precautions that would be required to combat this, but it would be inevitable.

The new standards such as masks, social distancing, etc will only make our lives better if we see the bigger picture. In polluted countries, if more masks are used, it would result in the reduction of respiratory diseases.

With every new virus, new defence lines must be created, but Indians who are the most social in the world seem to be not getting it right. Also because of the dense population, things will be difficult to implement and monitor.

The method used for addressing COVID-19 in India shall be improved. The three “Ts” which are Track Test and Treat must be implemented more efficiently. There may be difficulties in tracing COVID-19 in mass gatherings.

If the governments globally introduce 100% testing for all citizens linked with its national ID and mobile apps, the cases will reduce significantly. It’s just a matter of implementation. Instant testing kits are available for less than 10 USD and if all 1.35 Billion are tested, it will cost less than the overall defence budget of the nation. Or any nation for that matter. Without testing, the movement shall be restricted.

Smaller countries are more effective in the implementation of these methods. Dubai has introduced exclusive testing centers and has made it mandatory for getting one self tested. All employees must be tested frequently.

Testing in India has picked up the pace, today its daily testing capacity has touched about 1,00,000. The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated that a total of 15,25,631 tests have been conducted so far across 332 government and 121 private laboratories.

Even though there have been incidents recorded where asymptomatic patients are being released after 10 days from hospital to quarantine themselves at their residences. But strict follow up is not maintained. They are corrorists who may be out there in the open.

Let’s have a look at how the top ten states are performing.


Maharashtra is the worst affected state in India which had over 67 thousand cases until 31 May 2020.
The majority of the cases are in Mumbai, which is home to over 2 Crores citizens. Mumbai is also home to one of the largest slums in the world where the proximity of people is very dense.
The Recovered cases are showing steady growth with a sudden jump at the end of May.
The good part is as the cases are growing, even the number of testing’s have increased. This is a very good indication of the infrastructure.


Tamil Nadu is also showing growing numbers are is not getting any better.
India coronavirus, COVID-19 live updates, May 31: Record 1,149 cases in 24 hours take Tamil Nadu’s total to 22,333; death count at 173
Tamil Nadu: Record 1,000 cases reported in a day in the state. There were 1,149 new cases as of 31 May; 9,400 active; 22,333 total. Around 4.91 lakh samples were tested. The death count surged to 173
Chennai: 14,802 totals; Active 6,781 cases as of 31 May 2020.


Gujarat is a state with 3 important cities and manufacturing hubs in India.
Ahmedabad, Surat, and Baroda. Three major cities which home to lakh of industries.
The number of confirmed cases has been rising and no great difference has been observed.
“As Good As Dungeon”: Gujarat Court On Hospital After High COVID-19 Deaths Gujarat has reported over 13,000 COVID-19 cases and 829 deaths so far – the third-highest state tally after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.


Rajasthan has been showing good signs of recovery as the state is trying to contain and track the affected quite well.
The state was the first state to close its borders in March 2020.
Coronavirus; Pidawa in Rajasthan, an unheralded success in the fight against COVID-19.
Screening for COVID-19 underway at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Pidawa, Rajasthan.


Madhya Pradesh noticed a fall in the active cases. The state seems to be dealing well with the cases coming.
But as the lockdown is easing in the country from 1st June, it is time which will tell us how India is going to cope up with it.
Nearly half of Madhya Pradesh’s Covid-19 cases in Indore, toll at 116.
Bhopal now has 1,241 Covid-19 patients, Ujjain 553, Khandwa 222, Burhanpur 271, Jabalpur 209, Khargone 117, Dhar 111, Gwalior 98, Neemuch 88 Mandsaur 87, Dewas 80, Morena 71 and Sagar 68.

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