India records new 211,000 cases, 3,800 deaths due to Covid-19

New Delhi, May 27 (EFE).- India on Thursday added more than 211,000 new coronavirus infections, while Covid-19 deaths rose by over 3,800.

The new figures indicate that the decline in the daily coronavirus figures has slowed down in the country with an overall caseload at 27.37 million, while total fatalities are at 315,235.

However, it appears that the second wave peak of more than 400,000 daily infections is already over even Tamil Nadu in the south and Maharashtra in the west continue to report a large number of cases and fatalities every day.

On Thursday, the federal health ministry said the number of infections grew by 211,298, while 3,847 persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

The country had recorded fewer than 200,000 cases on Tuesday for the first time in nearly six weeks.

The significant decrease in infections contrasts with the death toll, which remains on the higher side.

The daily deaths exceeded 4,000 again on Wednesday, according to data from the Indian Ministry of Health.

The health ministry said it carried out more than 2.1 million coronavirus tests on Wednesday, marginally less than yesterday’s record of 2.2 million.

In addition, the number of active cases stands at 2.4 million, while the positivity rate fell to 11.5 percent.

A month ago, it was more than 20 percent.

However, the progress is still not enough to defeat the second wave of the virus outbreak in India.

The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the pandemic under control in a country if the positivity rate is below 5 percent.

Among the Indian regions that have not yet managed to bend the curve is Tamil Nadu, with 33,764 cases over the last day.

In Maharashtra, the worst hit by the second wave, cases have dropped from almost 70,000 to less than 30,000. The state continues to record nearly 1,000 deaths a day.

Meanwhile, 202 million doses of the anti-coronavirus vaccine have been administered so far, with 1.8 million on Wednesday.

Over 43.6 million beneficiaries have already received the necessary two doses of vaccines.

However, the figures are way behind the government’s goal to immunize 300 million people before July in the country of 1.35 billion people.

The slowdown is mainly due to the lack of vaccine stocks reported by some regions. EFE


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