India became first country to register over 300,000 covid-19 cases in a day

The Indian Ministry of Health reported 314,835 new infections on Thursday, a balance that had not been reported until now, exceeding the daily maximum of 297,430 registered in January in the United States.

India, this Thursday became the first country to report more than 300,000 cases of coronavirus in one day, surpassing the daily record of infections that the United States had registered until now, a day in which it has also linked a new maximum of deaths in a day, with more than 2,100 deaths.

The Indian Ministry of Health had detailed that during the last 24 hours, 314,835 cases have been confirmed, far exceeding the daily maximum registered on Wednesday, when 295,941 were reported, and the daily maximum since the start of the pandemic, 297,430 registered in January in the USA.

Thus, he has stated that the total number of cases thus amounts to 15,930,965, with 184,657 deaths, including 2,104 during the last day, which also represents a new maximum of daily deaths in the Asian country in the framework of the pandemic.

On the other hand, the Ministry has pointed out that there are currently 2,291,428 active cases in the country, with the state of Maharashtra – in which Bombay is located – at the top of this list, with about 700,000 active cases.

In addition, it has estimated at 13,454,880 the total number of people recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, amid increased criticism of the authorities for the deterioration of the situation and the rapid increase in the spread of the virus.

The situation led the authorities in the capital, New Delhi, to order a lockdown on Monday until April 26 to try to break the cycle of contagion, while restrictions have also been adopted in Maharashtra, in this case until May 1.

A person breathes in an assisted way due to the coronavirus
A person breathes in an assisted way due to the coronavirus

This brings to 15.9 million the number of people infected in India since the beginning of the pandemic, making it the second country most affected by the coronavirus, behind the United States.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 2,074 deaths were also recorded, which brings the official balance of the epidemic to almost 185,000 deaths.

However, the number of cases and deaths as a proportion of the population is still significantly lower in India than in many other countries.

The second wave of covid-19, which is attributed mainly to a “double mutation” of the virus and the maintenance of massive concentrations of people that favored contamination, once again highlighted the deterioration of the Indian health system.

An exhausted worker, due to the days of care for patients with COVID-19 in New Delhi, India
An exhausted worker, due to the days of care for patients with COVID-19 in New Delhi, India

Several hospitals and clinics in New Delhi launched a desperate call on the central government to urgently provide oxygen supplies for hundreds of patients receiving assisted pulmonary ventilation.

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