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What are the factors responsible for increase in SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 Pandemic related cases and death in India in 2021? How does environmental, host & agent factors of epidemiological triad do influence & can be utilised to manage ongoing pandemic cases and deaths?
  • Dr Piyush Kumar,M.B.B.S., E.M.O.C.,
Dr Piyush Kumar,M.B.B.S., E.M.O.C.,

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Background:-This time last year in 2020 India was under lockdown phase, many theories about India's surprisingly low rates of Sars-CoV-2 infection included variety of factors including hot weather, natural immunity, heard immunity, robust health system, highly qualified doctors and the country's high proportion of young people; some also attributed it to the country's harsh lockdown. India was doing so well that in megacities like Mumbai and Delhi, officials had begun dismantling temporary COVID-19 facilities. Comparing it to current scenario in April 2021, cases and deaths are soaring. The shortage of beds and space is so acute that people are dying in car parks and other places while waiting to be admitted in hospitals. Daily rates are currently over 300,000, the world's highest-ever daily infection rate. i