The numbers are like 9000 people, for that Tabligi Jamaat congregation. It keeps going up. I was just reading that Assam had 503 people there; they have checked with 488 and taken 361 samples. The group that came out of the Mar 13-15 gathering is pretty much 50-60 percent infected. Not sure of the others in the 9000. It is even possible that there are some 5000 people and maybe 5000 others (secondary infections by them within the period they were in other mosques and houses). The worst case is some 10K cases from just that Nizamuddin disaster in the next 10 days. But my guess is that it is not that bad. Aa good number of the 9000 were probably not in Delhi or in the prayer area during the period when infections were maximum. More probably 1 or 2 K people more to come as positive cases. Or somewhere in between 2K and 10K
... But we will we ever find the people who don't want to be found, who may start fires all over that we just cannot predict or douse especially when they start beating up doctors?
The larger question remains. Do we have some magical Indian immunity, or has this thing spread badly already?
There is already clear evidence that there is no such magical immunity among Indian Muslims who congregate, for whatever reason. Prayer style, air-conditioned prayer spaces, sharing foods, hugs, or whatever it is that is spreading it.
And curiously at the same time, there is almost NO evidence that there is any spread outside of households, long car rides, and hospitals in the rest of the populations - Hindus, Christians, Sikhs. None whatsoever, anywhere!
It is quite possible that India's Muslim population may have already started an unimaginable spread going in their own communities. The scope of that disaster is mind-numbing. It will be impossible for us to handle, unless the mosques and religious leaders cooperate IMMEDIATELY and help identify what it is that is making the disease spread so easily in the community. In other Mulsim countries (Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan etc), they listen to the Government. In India, the Muslims just don't trust the Government or listen to advice/instructions from the Govt. That is recipe for disaster. Something needs to give.