In India, another record increase in the number of people infected with coronavirus per day was recorded вЂ” 346,786 cases. According to the Ministry of Health of the country, this is the highest figure since the beginning of the pandemic.
In total, more than 16.2 million people were infected in the country. Among them, 189.5 thousand people became victims of the infection. More than 2,6 thousand deaths were recorded over the past day, the ministry noted.
In terms of the incidence of coronavirus, India ranks second in the world, behind the United States. The increase in the number of cases in the country began in February. The largest number of them falls on the share of the states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala.
More than 138 million people have received the coronavirus vaccine in India so far. The country allows the use of three vaccines вЂ” Covaxin, Covieshield (the Indian version of AstraZeneca), and the Russian вЂњSputnik VвЂќ.
Earlier it was reported that the Indian authorities announced the fourth wave of coronavirus in the country. At the same time, the government noted that they do not consider lockdown a way out of the situation, since it will only slow down the spread of infection.