In the last three days, the country had surpassed 60,000 daily infections, which confirms the epidemic rising curve and reached the worst record since October last year.
After the infection reached its peak in mid-September 2020, when there were ९ 79 cases, diagn 79 cases were diagnosed in a single day, but the infection increased again in the previous month, India halting the progress of the epidemic.
The increase was mainly seen in the state of Maharashtra, which accounts for more than half of the cases in recent weeks. In the last 24 hours alone, the state, whose capital is Mumbai, diagnosed 31,643 cases (56% of the total).
Since the onset of the epidemic, India has accounted for more than 12 million cases of Kovid-19 (12,095,855), the third country in the world with more infections, behind the United States and Brazil.
According to an independent census by Johns Hopkins University (USA), India is the fourth country with the highest number of deaths (162,114) in the world after the United States, Brazil and Mexico.
There are currently 540,720 active cases in the country.
With a population of 1.3 billion, India started a vaccination campaign on 16 January, so far, more than 61 million people (61,113,354) have been vaccinated, according to daily data from the Ministry of Health.
According to a report made by the French agency AFP, the Kovid-19 epidemic caused at least 2,784,276 deaths worldwide, resulting in more than 127 million cases of infection.
The disease has been detected by a new coronavirus in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.
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