India overtook the US and set a world record of deaths from Kovid in a single day. Coronavirus

India overtook the US and set a world record of deaths from Kovid in a single day.  Coronavirus

a India victory America And on Wednesday (19) it became the country with the most deaths in the world from Kovid-19 in 24 hours.

The country has already crossed Brazil, Which until then was the second-worst number of new coronavirus victims in a single day.

According to official figures, there were 4,529 deaths in India in the last 24 hours. This number surpassed the previous record of 7,45 deaths, which was recorded by America On 12 January this year.

On May 15, 2021, bodies were buried in shallow graves on the banks of the Ganges River in Prayagraj, India. Police investigate whether the bodies are victims of Kovid-19 victims. – Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh / AP

More than 267 thousand new cases were also reported in the country, taking the total number of infected to 25.5 million and the number of deaths to 283 thousand.

a India Is the second country with the most confirmed cases in the world, behind only America (32.9 million), and the third with the most deaths, behind the third America (587 thousand) and Brazil (439 thousand).

At current speed, India Can overcome America The number of infected in June according to the agency France Press.

The country was responsible for 33% of all deaths in the world and 47% of all confirmed cases in the last 7 days., A project involving the University of Oxford, according to data from “Our World in Data”.

Despite the astronomical numbers, there are strong signs of underreporting. Experts believe that the actual number – especially deaths – can be five to ten times higher.

The second wave of Kovid-19 devastated India Six weeks ago, the hospital collapsed, with no bed, oxygen and medication, and crematoriums unable to adjust the amount of dead bodies.

Since early April, the number of confirmed cases has doubled and more than 100,000 people have died in the world’s second most populous country, with more than 1.3 billion inhabitants.

The health worker, wearing a protective suit, uses a nasal swab to test Kovid-19 in a poor neighborhood of Guwahati, on May 17, 2021, in the state of Assam, India – Photo: Anupam Nath / AP

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