On April 26, 2021, a patient wearing an oxygen mask was taken to the COVID-19 hospital for treatment during the epidemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India.
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India’s daily death toll from the coronavirus crisis reached a record high on Thursday, killing more than 6,000 people from the disease.
This exceeded the record number of daily deaths reported by the United States this year.
According to data from the Indian Ministry of Health, 6,148 Covid-related deaths were recorded in 24 hours, with daily reported cases falling below 100,000 for three consecutive days.
Deaths increased after Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, revised its total Covid-19-related deaths on Wednesday from about 5,400 to more than 9,400. Reuters reported..
India is fighting a wave of catastrophic second outbreaks that began in February and accelerated in April and early May. This overwhelmed the country’s medical infrastructure. While many doctors and other health care workers succumbed to the disease, the department suffered from a lack of beds, oxygen and medicine.
The incident peaked in early May, but government officials warned of a possible third wave that could hit the country later this year.
Experts say strengthening vaccination programs is a step forward to bring India’s economy out of the Covid crisis and mitigate the effects of the third wave. However, the deployment, which began in January, faced problems such as vaccine shortages, and so far less than 5% of the population was receiving both doses.
the government Over 2 billion vaccinations More vaccine candidates are expected to be approved by the regulator and may be available by December.Prime Minister Narendra Modi India this week Providing Free Covid-19 Vaccine for All Adults..
In India, more than 29 million cases and more than 353,000 deaths have been reported since the pandemic began last year.
More than 6,000 deaths recorded in 24 hours
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