India has a record daily incidence in the world since the start of the coronavirus pandemic – 314,835 new cases. It is reported by the BBC.
Over the past day, 2,104 people have died from complications of COVID-19 in India, this is the second in the world (3,157 deaths were recorded in Brazil) and the highest for India since the beginning of the pandemic.
The total number of cases in India is approaching 16 million.
There is an acute shortage of oxygen in hospitals. A high court in Delhi criticized the government for the supply failure and ordered the government to ensure the delivery of oxygen from factories to hospitals across the country.
The second wave of the epidemic swept through India after a period when it seemed that the disease had been defeated. In December and January, studies showed that about one in five Indian people, or about 267 million people, probably already had COVID-19, with the number of new cases falling, according to The Guardian.
Many quarantine restrictions were lifted in the country, millions of people gathered for the Hindu Kumbha festival in the northern city of Haridwar, and huge campaign rallies were held, including in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In addition to non-compliance with social distance, new strains of coronavirus and insufficient vaccination rates are called the cause of the outbreak. In India, more than 130 million people have been vaccinated, but this is less than 10% of the country’s population, and they are vaccinated mainly by medical personnel and people over 45 years old.