On April 26, 2021, a patient wearing an oxygen mask was wheeled into a COVID-19 hospital for treatment as the corona virus (COVID-19) spread in Ahmedabad, India.
Amit Dave | Reuters
India’s daily death toll from the corona virus crisis hit a record high on Thursday, with more than 6,000 people affected by the disease.
This is higher than the number of daily deaths announced by the United States this year.
According to the Ministry of Health of India, 6,148 Govt-related deaths were reported in the 24-hour period as daily reports were less than 100,000 for the third day in a row.
Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, on Wednesday revised its total Govt-19 death toll from about 5,400 to more than 9,400 after the number of accidents, which increased at home or in private hospitals Reuters reports.
India is battling a second catastrophic eruption that accelerated from February to early April and early May, sinking the country’s healthcare infrastructure. The department struggled with beds, lack of oxygen and medicines, and many doctors and other health workers were affected by the disease.
As cases peaked in early May, government officials warned of a third wave that could hit the country later this year.
Experts say accelerating the vaccination program for India is the way forward to bring its economy out of the Govt crisis and mitigate the effects of the third wave. But the release, which began in January, faced problems including a vaccine shortage, with less than 5% of the population receiving both doses so far.
The government estimates that More than 2 billion vaccines More vaccines may be available by December as candidates are expected to receive regulatory approval. Prime Minister Narendra Modi India said it would do this week Providing free Govt-19 vaccines to all adults.
India has reported more than 29 million cases and more than 353,000 deaths since the outbreak last year.