Epidemiological Insights: Unraveling the Dynamics of COVID-19 Transmission in the South Asian Subcontinent during 2020-21

The global ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, originating in a Chinese city in December 2019, have profoundly impacted countries within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and beyond. This research delves into the multifaceted repercussions of the virus, spanning areas such as mortality rates, economic upheavals, educational disruptions, and various other facets of societal well-being. The central aim of this study is to conduct a comprehensive examination of COVID-19 transmission dynamics in SAARC countries. Data from COVID-19 Worldometer (WHO) serves as the foundation for collecting pertinent information related to SAARC nations. Utilizing statistical methodologies, our analysis is focused on daily new cases, active cases, and daily death cases. The findings reveal an alarming exponential surge in COVID-19 cases since the inception of 2020. With a dedicated focus on aiding pharmacists and healthcare providers, this paper is committed to furnishing reliable information and empirical evidence. The intent is to fortify primary care and pharmacist practices, aligning them with effective regulatory frameworks during the challenging times imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.