India confirms that half of 400,000 people have died in the last two months

New Delhi — India has confirmed the deaths of 400,000 people from COVID-19. Half of them died in the last two months as pathogenic delta mutants infect hundreds of thousands of people each day.

Still, the tough numbers released on Friday are considered to be true total fractures. Next to the United States and Brazil.

According to the Ministry of Health, 853 people have died in the last 24 hours, with a total death toll of 400,312 since the pandemic began. The first known death from COVID-19 in India occurred on March 12, last year in southern Karnataka.

India, a country with a population of approximately 1.4 billion, has detected 46,617 new cases and confirmed more than 30.4 million infections in the last 24 hours. The total is also considered to be underestimated.

After exceeding 400,000 people a day in May, the number of new cases is on the decline. However, authorities are preparing for another wave of possible infections around September and are trying to step up vaccination.

Less than 5% of Indians are fully immunized. According to the ministry, more than 340 million doses have been administered since mid-January.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday that vaccinations have accelerated after the federal government began providing the state with 75% of the vaccine free of charge.

India’s two major suppliers, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech, will be able to administer approximately 2 billion doses by December, increase production and make the other five vaccines available in the coming months. There is sex.


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What else is happening:

Seoul, South Korea — South Korea reported 826 new cases of coronavirus. This is the largest daily surge in about six months due to growing fear of another giant wave of virus in the metropolitan area.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency announced on Friday that 633 cases came from the Seoul metropolitan area, where half of the country’s 51 million people live.

Dozens of cases have been reported in other major cities and regions such as Busan, Daejeon and Nanchu Qing Province.

Some health experts say government officials have sent the wrong message to the public by announcing plans to allow large-scale rallying in restaurants and longer indoor meal times starting this month. Experts say early mitigation of social distance can have disastrous consequences if the country first vaccinates only 30% of the population and most young adults are not vaccinated. I am.

South Korea has reported 158,549 cases, including 2,024 deaths.


Buenos Aires, Argentina — Argentina officials say many who have already received the first dose will study the possibility of combining two different COVID-19 vaccines due to the delayed arrival of Sputnik V in Russia.

Health Minister Fernand Kiros of the City of Buenos Aires tells Radio Miter, authorities choose a random sample of potential volunteers to receive a second dose of the vaccine made by AstraZeneca or China National Pharmaceutical, or 8 He said he would wait for a second injection of Sputnik, which is expected to begin in mid-March.

In some other countries, vaccine mixes have been attempted due to delays in distribution and safety concerns.

Approximately 70,000 people in Buenos Aires took the first shot of Sputnik V three months ago and are still waiting for a second dose. The number is about 300,000 nationwide.

At the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere, the country saw a new wave of infection.

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