According to the statement made by the Ministry of Health of India, 1501 people died in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19, the number of deaths increased to 177 thousand 151.
With the detection of 261 thousand 500 new cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of cases increased to 14 million 788 thousand 109. This is on record as “the highest daily case increase in the country since the first Covid-19 case appeared on January 30, 2020”.
Maharashtra, where 67 thousand 123 cases were detected in the last 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh with 27 thousand 734 cases and Delhi with 24 thousand 375 cases were the regions and states where the most cases were recorded.
In the country where the number of those who recovered after being infected has reached 12 million 809 thousand 643, the treatment of 1 million 801 thousand 296 people continues.
Experts warn that the health system is “at the point of collapse”, pointing out that hospital occupancy rates are at their highest after increasing cases across the country.
Delhi State Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal shared the information that there is a shortage of oxygen tubes in hospitals and that there is a bed shortage in many hospitals.
COUNTRY RECORDING THE MOST CASES IN THE WORLD ON A DAILY
In India, where the first Covid-19 cases were recorded on January 30, 2020, the number of daily cases, which increased over time, increased to 97 thousand 859 on September 16, 2020, and had entered a downward course after this date. The daily number of cases decreased steadily for the next 4.5 months, dropping to 8,587 on 1 February.
However, after this first wave, the case curve created a hard upward arc from February, creating a new and much larger wave than the first.
India, which has become the country with the highest number of cases in the world on a daily basis since April 2, is “the 2nd country with the highest number of cases in the world and the 4th country with the highest number of deaths due to the virus,” according to the “Worldometers” website where Covid-19 data were compiled. is located in.
THE NUMBER OF VACCINE DOSES APPLIED APPROACHED TO 123 MILLION
In the country with a population of approximately 1.4 billion, a widespread vaccination campaign against the disease is carried out.
The Ministry of Health of India announced that the number of vaccines administered in the country is 122 million 622 thousand 590 doses.
According to the “Ourworldindata.org” website, where Covid-19 vaccination data were compiled, India became “the third country in the world with the most vaccines” after the USA and China.
Mutations are spreading
In India, one of the first countries to meet the new wave of the epidemic worldwide, it is estimated that the spread of new types of Covid-19 mutated and increased in contagiousness has been effective in the recent increase in cases.
The 3 mutated species, which occur especially in South Africa, England and Brazil, are seen as a concern by experts. These mutations of the virus were detected in 7 percent of 11,000 virus samples in India whose genetic sequence has been extracted since December 30, 2020.
Punjab state officials announced on March 24 that 81 percent of the 404 samples collected and sequenced in the state on January 1-March 10, the more contagious type of Covid-19 that first appeared in the UK was encountered.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan admitted on April 8 that the lack of measures to reduce mass mobility and social interaction has contributed to the increase in cases.
Vardhan pointed out that religious festivals were celebrated, election rallies were held in 11 states where the cases increased the most, and people neglected the distance rules in collective events.