The number of casualties in India, which has been deeply affected by the corona virus and broke the record for loss of life almost every day, exceeded a critical threshold and exceeded 300 thousand. While the total number of cases in the country increased to 26 million 752 thousand 447, the lowest number of Covid-19 cases since April 15 was seen with 222 thousand 315 recorded in the last 24 hours.
In India, one of the countries most affected by the new type of corona virus epidemic, the number of people who died due to the epidemic exceeded 300 thousand.
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Health of India, with the death of 4 thousand 454 people in the last 24 hours, the total number of deaths related to the virus in the country increased to 303 thousand 720.
While 222 thousand 315 Covid-19 cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours, the total number of cases increased to 26 million 752 thousand 447. Thus, the lowest number of cases per day has been recorded in India since April 15.
The number of daily casualties due to Covid-19 rose to over 4 thousand for the first time on May 8, and saw the highest level since the beginning of the epidemic with 4 thousand 529 on May 19. Daily cases in the country have entered a declining trend since May 7, when they peaked. Daily cases have decreased to less than 300 thousand in the last 6 days.
The corona virus wave that shook the country, while filling hospitals with patients, also caused a serious oxygen and drug shortage. However, as long queues for funerals were formed in the country, smoke rose from crematoriums and cemeteries as a result of the burning of bodies.
Experts underlined that religious festivals and collective election rallies held at the beginning of the year played an important role in the spread of the virus, warning that vaccines are a long-term solution.
While the daily number of Covid-19 cases in New Delhi, the capital of India, exceeded 26 thousand on April 22, the number of cases seen in the last 24 hours was recorded as 1649. In Mumbai, with a population of approximately 12 million 500 thousand, where more than 11 thousand cases were seen on April 4, 1427 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Experts warn that the actual number of cases and deaths may be much higher than stated.
Approximately 196 million 51 thousand 962 doses of vaccine were made within the scope of the vaccination campaign that started in India on January 16.
In the country, whose population is approaching 1.4 billion, vaccination has not yet reached the level that can stop the epidemic. The India Serum Institute, the largest vaccine manufacturer in the country, reports that there are difficulties in vaccine supply. In the country that produces the largest vaccine in the world, the government announced that it stopped vaccine exports to meet local demand.