There is something called viral pneumonia. As covid 19 is a virus it causes viral pneumonia , which if complicated can lead to ARDS ,DIC and if superimposed bacterial infection is there things become bad quickly leading to sepsis ,MOD and death.There are certain points that force me to think this way. First they said that if you have flu like symptoms and fever or pneumonia then you could have covid, then they said even if someone has no symptoms he could have. The test they do ie PCR is known for its unreliability, and they have to carry it out for at least 6 times. Even after that the doctor will confirm if one has covid or not.
Flu is the disease of cold weather and even more virulent and infectious forms like h1n1 and ebola cant survive the Indian summer. Even the toughest of the viruses cant survive anything above 35 deg celsius. But here we are seeing that the case are rising exponentially. It is also rumoired that deaths due to pneumonia, ARDS, etc also attributed to the covid19 just to inflate numbers.
So stop doubting numbers because ppl who are working in COVID wards are shit scared because it actually can lead to death.