Four Indian Nationals Succumb to COVID-19 in the US

The COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc Indian nationals all over the globe, both in the developed as well as developing countries of the world. Many are affected by the deadly Coronavirus while others passed away after being infected. In the US, four Indian nationals have succumbed to death due to the corona pandemic, based on the findings of a Malayalee Diaspora group.

Among the four fatalities in America, Aleyamma Kuriakose, who was 65 years of age, passed away in New York after battling with the COVID-19 infection. That is not all, as there are three more deaths of Indian nationals as confirmed by the Federation of Kerala Associations, North America, i.e., FONKANA. The deadly infection also claimed the lives of Abraham Samuel (45), Thankachan Enchenattu (51), and also Shawn Abraham (21).

As far as FONKANA is concerned, it is an umbrella body comprising of Malayalee associations in both Canada and also North America.

New York has become the hot spot of COVID-19

Did you know that New York has become the epicenter of the Coronavirus in the United States of America? It has more than 113,000 COVID-19 incidents in the country alone and when it comes to New York City, it has over 63,000 corona-infected patients, and more than 2,620 fatalities or deaths.

The state also accounts for the maximum single increase in the number of casualties arising from Coronavirus infection in just a day between April 2 and April 3, 2020. During this short period, 562 individuals succumbed to COVID-19 infection, which is scary and alarming.

The death toll increased to 630

During the 24 hours since the fourth of April, the death rate escalated to 630, an all-time high up to an exact 3,565, which has increased from 2,935 on the morning of Friday last. Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York City, cited these figures.

FONKANA and all its community members have expressed much grief over the deaths of the four Indian nationals in the US. They also sent their condolences to the families of the deceased.

As far as the Consulate General of India, New York, is concerned, it is in constant touch with the families of the four Indian Nationals, who succumbed to COVID-19 infection.

Cuomo cites Coronavirus may reach the apex

The Governor cited that the corona pandemic might reach its apex in New York if lockdown guidelines are not taken seriously. However, data shows two successive days of a dip in corona hospitalization incidents, daily intubations, and ICU admissions. These are positive signs and might indicate a probable flattening of the corona curve,

The falling rate of COVID-19 spread will not continue if people do not maintain social distancing. Non-essential business and schools will remain closed until April 29, 2020. Cuomo also cited that he would be imposing high fines or penalties for those defying lockdown and social distancing guidelines. The highest fine amount as of now is $1,000.

Stringent measures are required to check the deadly Coronavirus and its spread. New York lost four Indian nationals, and if not controlled, this number might increase in the days to come. Therefore, social distancing is the only solution to the pandemic.