India records fewer than 200,000 coronavirus cases for the first time in 41 days

The India this Tuesday accounted for less than 200,000 infections per coronavirus covid-19, a figure that had not been recorded for 41 days in mid-April, and the mortality rate dropped from 4,000 a day after yesterday exceeding the threshold of 300,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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With a total of 196,427 positives in the last 24 hours, the Asian country left behind the barrier of 200,000 daily cases for the first time since last April 14, when the worst of the pandemic was yet to come, and is moving away from the more than 400,000 reached during the peak of infections at the beginning of May.

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Meanwhile, deaths fell to 3,511 in the last day, almost a thousand deaths less than yesterday, when the barrier of 300,000 deaths was crossed in India since the start of the pandemic, after several weeks exceeding 4,000 daily deaths.

In absolute terms, the number of infections rises to 26.9 million and the number of deaths to 307,231 since the virus began to be detected in the country, according to the latest report issued by the Indian Ministry of Health.

This drop in the figures could be seen especially in the western state of Maharashtra, which after concentrating more than 25% of daily deaths for three consecutive days, in the last 24 hours reported a total of 592, while the number of cases exceeded slightly 22,000 after a peak of almost 70,000.

New Delhi also continues to show signs of recovery after reporting 1,550 new positives and 207 deaths, the lowest count since last March 27, when this second wave in India is only in its initial phase.

For its part, the vaccination campaign experienced a slight rise in the number of inoculations in the last day, which reached 2.4 million, after less than a million doses were administered yesterday.

In total, nearly 200 million recipients have received at least the first dose of Covishield from AstraZeneca, which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII); Covaxin, from the Indian laboratory Bharat Biotech; and the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

However, these data do not guarantee the initial goal set by the Indian authorities to immunize 300 million people before July, since just over 43.2 million people have received the two doses of the vaccine against covid-19 .

India With 1,350 million inhabitants, the vaccination of the population group between 18 and 44 years began on May 1. However, several regions reported severe problems to start this new phase due to the shortage of doses.




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