World COVID-19: India crosses the 20 million case

12:40  04 may  2021
12:40  04 may  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

“It’s a tsunami”: The coronavirus is overwhelming India’s health care system

  “It’s a tsunami”: The coronavirus is overwhelming India’s health care system India set a pandemic record with almost 347,000 new cases in a day.The country reported almost 347,000 new cases over a 24-hour stretch, according to the New York Times, setting a new worldwide high for the third day in a row. Deaths also climbed, to a record 2,624 in a single day, and the rolling seven-day average of daily new cases in India is quickly approaching 300,000.

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u n figure that testifies to the magnitude of the pandemic of Covid-19 in India . Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the country officially exceeded the 20 million cases of coronaviruses as the disease continues to wreak havoc. Over the last 24 hours, India has identified 357,229 new contamination, totaling 20.3 million, according to the Ministry of Health . Deaths increased from 3,449 to 222 408 in total. Many experts consider however that the actual number is much higher .

The country of 1.3 billion, struck by a second wave of a great virulence, has identified 8 million new contaminations since the end of March. Hospitals are submerged and short of oxygen reserves, medicines, beds, despite the influx of international aid in recent days. However, the daily number of new contaminations has decreased in recent days, after having peaked by 402,000 cases Friday, to fall at about 392,500 Saturday, at 368,000 Sunday and less than 360,000 during the 24 Last hours.

India Is a Warning

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Towards an accalmia?

"If we analyze cases and daily deaths, there is a very early signal of movement in the right direction? , "Said Monday at La Lav Aggarwal, senior official of the Ministry of Health. "But these are very early signals. It is necessary to analyze them more in depth and to deploy efforts to monitor them continuously? ", he added.

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