Coronavirus-related deaths have reached a high level in India. 3,780 people died in one day.
India’s National Centre for Disease Control said that as of May 3, 585,416 patients needed oxygen support in bed and 103,308 in severe condition, depending on the number of patients being treated, the Times of India reported. In one day, 3,780 people died in the country.
The center calculated that a total of 688,724 patients needed medical oxygen based on data from states with stock shortages and forward estimates.
Noting that 80 percent of the patients undergoing treatment had mild to moderate symptoms and no need for oxygen support, center officials noted that 17 percent had moderate respiratory distress and needed treatment in an oxygen-assisted bed, 3 percent were in a serious condition and required continuous oxygen support connected to a respirator.
They stressed that oxygen should be provided for 20 percent of patients and warned that the need for oxygen would increase as the number of cases increased.
The states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, where the cases are high, were recorded as the places with the highest oxygen needs.
India has the highest number of cases and deaths recorded daily. Due to the increase in the number of cases, the occupancy rate of hospitals is nearing the limit and there are shortages of medicines, oxygen, and medical supplies.
So far, 20,638,000 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in India, while more than 225,000 people have died and 3,447,133 patients are still being treated.