The Government of India has confirmed on Wednesday the death of nearly 3,800 people from coronavirus during the last day, the highest number recorded to date, with which the Asian country also exceeds the barrier of 226,000 deaths.
The Indian Ministry of Health has indicated in its balance sheet, published through its account on the social network Twitter, that during the last 24 hours 3,780 deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 226,188, in the midst of a drastic upturn in recent weeks.
Thus, the country has added 382,315 cases during the day, bringing the total to 20,665,148, bringing the country’s total to two weeks reporting more than 300,000 cases per day. India is the second most infected country in the world, behind only the United States.
The Ministry also stated that there are currently 3,487,229 active cases, 40,096 more than the previous day and the first time the country has reached 3.5 million, and added that 16,951,731 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 338,439 during the last 24 hours.
The state of Maharashtra, where the city of Mumbai is located, continues to be the main epicenter of the pandemic in the Asian country, with nearly 52,000 cases and 900 deaths during the last day.
Likewise, the capital, New Delhi, has recorded nearly 20,000 cases and 338 deaths, bringing the totals to 1,232,942 and 7,752, respectively, in a situation that has set off alarm bells in the authorities and has increased complaints from the population about the management of the pandemic.