The Indian authorities said, on Monday, that 366,161 cases of Coronavirus and more than 3,700 deaths related to the infection were recorded in the past day, which is less than more than 400,000 infected and more than 4000 deaths recorded daily in the recent period.
According to the Indian Ministry of Health, 22.6 million cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in the country so far,NDIA remains the country hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic in the world after the United States.
The number of infection-related deaths decreased from more than 4,000 to 3,754 two days later. In terms of deaths, India is the third-most affected country in the world with 246,116 deaths, after the United States and Brazil.
In Maharashtra, the hotspot of the current wave, there has been a slight decrease in the number of new infections: more than 48,000 coronavirus cases and 572 more deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. In contrast, in the capital, New Delhi, rates continued to decline: 13,336 new cases of coronavirus and 273 infection-related deaths were reported here over the past day. The capital, with a population of more than 20 million, has been subject to a bribe to curb the epidemic for a month now.
Meanwhile, international aid shipments continue to arrive in India, which is experiencing a shortage of medical equipment. By Sunday, the government said 6,608 oxygen concentrators, 3,856 oxygen cylinders, 14 oxygen generators, 4,330 ventilators and other respiratory aids had arrived in the country along with relief supplies. Another relief shipment from Spain is scheduled to arrive in the South Asian country on Monday.
Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign, the main solution to the pandemic, is advancing somewhat slowly: according to the latest figures, about 689,000 people have been vaccinated in India, and its population is 1.3 billion. In the South Asian country, 170 million people have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus since January, but the process is still far from the previously set goal of vaccinating 300 million people by July.
In India, three vaccines are being used against Coronavirus: the domestically produced AstraZeneca vaccine, the domestic Covishield and Covaxin vaccine, and the Sputnik V (MTI) vaccine.