13:54 A surge of 10 million confirmed diagnoses in 4 months, India becomes the second country in the world with 20 million cases



After the United States, India became the second country in the world to break 20 million confirmed diagnoses, and the death toll reached 222,408.  (Reuters)

After the United States, India became the second country in the world to break 20 million confirmed diagnoses, and the death toll reached 222,408. (Reuters)

2021/05/04 13:54

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]The Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) epidemic in India is out of control. In the past 24 hours, an additional 357,229 people have been diagnosed. The number of confirmed cases has exceeded 300,000 in 13 consecutive days, and the cumulative number of cases has exceeded 20 million. 3,449 people died, and the death toll reached 222,408. Some medical experts pointed out that the actual number may be 5-10 times higher than the official data.

According to “Reuters”, the Indian Ministry of Health announced today (4th) that in the past 24 hours, 357,229 people were newly diagnosed and 3,449 died, making it the second country in the world to have more than 20 million confirmed cases after the United States, with the death toll as high as 222,408 people. This wave of India is the most rapidly spreading infection in the world. The initial tens of millions of confirmed cases have accumulated more than 10 months, but this wave of epidemics has increased by 10 million in just 4 months, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases has doubled.

The surge in cases has made many hospitals unaffordable and unable to provide patients with oxygen. Many patients died in ambulances outside the hospital or in the parking lot. The number of deaths continued to accumulate. It also made it difficult for morgues and crematoriums to handle them. Burning; Some medical experts believe that, judging from India’s 1.35 billion population, the actual number of cases may be 5-10 times higher than the official data. It is believed that the peak of the epidemic may appear in the next few days.

Opposition lawmakers called on the government to immediately implement a nationwide blockade, criticizing Modi “The only way to stop the spread of infection is a complete blockade. The government’s inaction is killing many innocent people.”

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