Coronavirus update India

1 in 6 infected in the world is of Indian nationality.

India , the third country with the most coronavirus infections in the world, once again leads the figures for daily infections with a new balance sheet that keeps health authorities on edge. For the sixth consecutive day, the Asian nation has once again broken its own record of daily infections, reporting 152,879 positive cases in just 24 hours , the worst average incidence of the virus nationally and worldwide. 

India’s figures for the last day are double those of Brazil, the second country in the world most affected by the pandemic, which registered 71,832 new infections in the past day and even surpass those of the United States, the nation with the most sick people on the planet , which accumulated about 64,285 positive cases on Saturday alone. Both territories accumulate more infected than the Asian country, since in the Indian geography there are 13,358,805 patients in the entire pandemic year, only 100,000 less than Brazil.

This pandemic outbreak in India is so alarming that, according to estimates by John Hopkins University, one of every six people who are diagnosed with positive COVID in the world is of Indian nationality. Meanwhile, the death toll in the Asian nation has also catapulted this week, dropping 839 victims in the last 24 hours and 169,275 deaths throughout the year that the pandemic has , below the United States, Brazil and Mexico. , respectively. 

Intensification of the national vaccination campaign

Faced with this acute health crisis in India , the national government led by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has activated a contingency plan to accelerate the vaccination process in the Asian country, leaving free access to vaccines for four days , that is, without age limit. This protocol was called the “vaccine festival” and was replicated throughout the country. 

To date, more than 100 million people have received the coronavirus vaccine in India out of the more than 400 million patients that are applicable for the immunizing drug. Let us remember that this nation in South Asia is the second most populated in the world with more than 1,300 million inhabitants.

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