India during the second wave of coronavirus records 115,736 new casesWednesday April 7, 2021 at 12:16 pm
Bengaluru: During the second wave of coronavirus infections, India continuess to swell up with new positive cases that have already amounted to 115,736 on Wednesday, according to the data from the health ministry. India has become the worst hit state in regard to the spread of the virus.
Since the very first recorded infection in India, the sum has now reached to 12.8 million, thus making it the third worst hit country just after the United States and Brazil.
From 630, the number of deaths swelled up to 166,177, the maximum record in these four days.
Moreover, the increase in daily number has topped 100,000 twice in this week. The only other country to have such numbers is the United States.
The daily infections have also surpassed the number that was recorded during the first wave of the pandemic in the previous year of September.
With the ongoing wave of the second phase of the virus, authorities in the state have decided for a new set of lockdown and are following stringent measures to control the spread of the infection, some of the strain deemed to be all the more dangerous.
Harsh Vardhan, health minister tweeted, “The pandemic isn’t over and there is no scope for complacency”. He further requested the people to get “vaccinated on your turn and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour scrupulously!”
But the government of India has been severely criticised inspite of making India the world’s biggest producer of vaccine for putting a bar on the inoculation drive. Many states have objected to the decision of providing vaccination to only the frontline workers and the people over the age of 45 years.
Odisha is witnessing a shortage of supplies even for the above-mentioned groups.
As of now, India has provided 85 million doses of the vaccine to 75 million people among its 1.35 billion population.