News and photographs from India show the nightmare in the country. The number of daily cases of Covid 19 outbreak surpassed 217,000 in the country where two patients slept in one bed. This is the highest number of cases since January 2020.
The number of daily cases exceeded 217,000 in India, which is one of the countries most affected by the outbreak of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19).
According to India’s Health Ministry, 1,185 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from Covid-19 to 174,308.
In the last 24 hours, 217,353 new cases were identified, bringing the total to 14,291,917. This was “the highest daily increase in cases in the country since the first case of Covid-19 was seen on January 30, 2020.”
Maharashtra, where 61,695 cases were detected in the last 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh, where 22,339 cases were detected, and Delhi, where 16,699 cases were detected, were the regions and states where most cases were registered.
1,569,743 people are being treated in the country where the number of people recovering from the virus has reached 12,547,866.
Horrific images come from the country where a recent festival was held, attended by tens of thousands of people. Two men wearing oxygen masks breathlessly share a single bed in a public hospital in New Delhi, India, victims of the country’s growing covid 19 crisis.
At Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), one of India’s largest covid-19 facilities with more than 1,500 beds, an ambulance flooded the casualty ward on Thursday.
Some patients also arrived in buses and three-wheelers. The youngest patient was a newborn. Suresh Kumar , the hospital’s medical director, said, “We are absolutely overloaded. We are already working at capacity.”
The hospital, which started with 54 beds, now has 300 beds for covid 19 patients in critical condition, but even that is not enough. While foreign patients share beds among themselves, the bodies of the recently deceased are kept outside the ward before being taken to the mortuary. “Today, only 158 people are admitted to Lok Nayak,” Kumar said. Almost all of them were severe cases.
In India, where the first case of Covid-19 was recorded on January 30, 2020, the number of daily cases increased over time to 97,859 on September 16, 2020, and has since declined. The number of daily cases declined steadily over the next 4.5 months to 8,587 on February 1.
After this first wave, however, the fall curve drew a hard arc upward from February, creating a new and much larger wave than the first.
India has “the highest number of cases recorded globally on a daily basis” since April 2.
One million cases have been recorded in the country in the last 6 days. This was the fastest increase of 1 million since the outbreak of the disease. The number of cases rose from 10 million to 11 million in 65 days, from 11 million to 12 million in 35 days, from 12 million to 13 million in 11 days.
The country, whose population is approaching 1.4 billion, is conducting a widespread vaccination campaign against the disease.
The Indian Health Ministry announced that the number of vaccines administered in the country was 117,223,509 doses.
According to the website “Ourworldindata.org”, which compiles data on Covid-19 vaccinations, India is “the third most vaccinated country in the world”, behind the US and China.
In India, one of the first countries to experience the new wave of outbreaks worldwide, the spread of new Covid 19 types that mutate and increase contagion is estimated to have contributed to the recent rise in cases.
The three mutated types, which have emerged primarily in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Brazil, are considered worrisome by experts. These mutations of the virus have been detected in 7 percent of the 11,000 virus samples genetically sequenced in India since December 30, 2020.
Punjab state officials said on March 24 that 81 percent of the 404 samples collected and genetically sequenced in the province between January 1and March 10 contained the more contagious strain of Covid-19, which first appeared in Britain.
The health department Minister Harsh Vardhan admitted April 8 that a lack of measures to reduce mass mobility and social interaction contributed to the rise in cases.
Vardhan noted that in the 11 states where cases are highest, religious festivals are celebrated, election rallies are held and people neglect spacing rules during mass cultivation.