The country affected by the epidemic today, India recorded another daily record of deaths by Kovid-19 on Wednesday (5) and reached the 14th day with more than 300 new cases.
According to data from the Government of India, there were 3,780 deaths and 382,000 infected in the last 24 hours.
According to data from “Our World in Data”, the country has been responsible for 47% of the cases in the last seven days and 27% of all Kovid-19 deaths in the world.
Even today registering the highest number of epidemics, the country has strong signs of underreporting, which is the second most populous on the planet and has more than 1.3 billion inhabitants.
The second wave of Kovid-19 in India meant that the hospital moved out of beds and oxygen and left the morgue and crematorium. Many died in a home or ambulance waiting for bed or oxygen.
Many cities are cremated extensively and overnight to accommodate the volume of bodies, much higher than the government’s balance sheet. Relatives have to pay for oxygen in hospitals and even for firewood in the crematorium.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has been widely criticized for periodically celebrating the “end of the epidemic” and failing to act first to suppress the second wave of the virus.
Not to affect the economy, Modi refused to adopt the national lockout, as he did in 2020, and the government authorized religious festivals and political rallies attracting crowds.