India, one of the countries that paid the heaviest balance sheet in the coronavirus outbreak, has set an unprecedented record for the number of daily cases and more than 400,000 cases have been announced in the last 24 hours.
According to India’s Health Ministry, 401,993 cases have been detected in the last 24 hours, with 3,523 people dying from the virus.
The total number of cases rose to 19,164,969, while the death toll reached 211,853. The number of patients undergoing treatment increased to 3,268,710.
The rapid rise of Covid-19 cases in India, which began in April, continues.
In India, where the first case of Covid-19 was recorded on January 30, 2020, the number of daily cases increased during the year to 97,859 on September 16, 2020.
Since the outbreak’s periodic peak, the number of daily cases has been on a downward trajectory, steadily decreasing over the next 4.5 months to 8,587 on February 1st.
After the first wave, the case curve drew a hard spring upwards from February, creating a new and much larger wave than the first.
The number of cases rose to more than 100,000 on April 4, 200,000 on April 15, 300,000 on April 21, and over 400,000 as of yesterday.
Virus-related deaths also increased in proportion to the increase in cases. The number of daily deaths due to the virus, which rose to more than 2,000 on April 20, exceeded 3,000 as of April 27th.
India still has the highest number of daily cases and deaths recorded in the world.
THE NUMBER OF VACCINES APPLIED EXCEEDS 154 MILLION
India’s Ministry of Health announced that the number of vaccines administered in the country has reached 154,989,635 doses.
India is the most vaccinated country in the world, behind the UNITED States and China.
For vaccination to be more effective in stopping the spread of the virus, the population aged 18-45 who are not covered by vaccination is scheduled to start being vaccinated from today.
NEW TYPES OF THE VIRUS WITH HIGHLY INFECTIOUS FEATURE ARE SPREADING
In India, mutated and contagious strains of Covid-19 are estimated to have been instrumental in the recent increase in cases.
The three mutated species, which have emerged especially in South Africa, The UK, and Brazil, are seen by experts as a concern. These mutations of the virus were detected in 7 percent of the 11,000 virus samples genetically sequenced in India since December 30, 2020.
Meanwhile, the spread of a new mutation in India called a “double mutant” is causing concern.
Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan admitted on April 8th that a lack of measures to reduce mass mobility and social interaction had contributed to the increase in cases.
“Before the pandemic, we were burning 8 to 10 dead a day,” Jitender Singh Shunty, head of the Seemapuri crematorium in New Delhi, told CNN. Now, this number ranges from 100 to 120 per day.” There are such long queues in the crematorium that citizens buy tickets for their dead and wait in line.” CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward, from New Delhi, said: “I’ve never seen anything like it. Every family in the city has lost at least one relative and everyone is in mourning.”
Health workers and experts say that due to inadequate infrastructure, a low number of tests, and the human factor, many corona-related cases, and deaths are not recorded. To make matters worse, experts in the country say the actual figures could be 30 times higher than those detected. That’s over half a billion cases. With the total number of cases in the country approaching 19 million, cases and deaths could climb by mid-May, according to recent modeling by the University of Washington. And even the daily death toll could be as much as 13,000. India, one of the vaccine-producing countries, has stopped exporting vaccines, but it also does not have enough stock to vaccinate its population.