India, the UK, Russia, Canada, Peru, and Brazil are still witnessing an upward trajectory when it comes to the number of confirmed coronavirus
infections. In comparison, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and Germany are some of the countries where the curve has begun to plateau.
2. Iran might be seeing a second wave after some initial success
Iran is witnessing a spurt in the number of new cases since May 3. Daily new additions had come down to under 1000 at that time but have since gone up to 1,556. At its peak, the country saw more than 3,000 new cases in a single day. The country has 106,220 confirmed cases till now, with 6,589 fatalities. However, roughly 80% of all cases have now recovered.
3. Five states accounted for 80 per cent of new cases so far in the third phase of lockdown
In the third phase of the lockdown, almost four-fifths of all new cases have come from just five states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab. Growth in Gujarat has been particularly worrisome ever since the state surpassed Delhi to have the second highest number of confirmed cases in the country. In fact, the number of cases in Gujarat grew 7.1 times during the second lockdown, much higher than the national
average of 3.2.