India records highest daily coronavirus deaths and cases in the world with more than 800 new deaths and 50,000 new infections
- India topped US and Brazil with highest daily covid-19 figures
- It was also the seventh day that India recorded more than 50,000 new infections
- 52,972 new confirmed cases and 803 deaths pushed India, the second most populous country in the world, ahead of the United States and Brazil
India today confirmed the world’s highest daily cases and deaths from the coronavirus with more than 800 new deaths and more than 50,000 confirmed infections.
The 52,972 new confirmed cases and 803 deaths put India, the second most populous country in the world, ahead of the United States and Brazil, first and second in the world for deaths and infections recorded.
The United States today recorded 41,963 cases and 505 deaths, while Brazil has reported 16,641 infections and 561 deaths.
It is also the seventh day in a row that India has recorded more than 50,000 new infections, bringing the national total to 1,855,745, according to the Ministry of Health database, which also showed that the total number of death is now 38,938.
Although the numbers seem to show India is catching up with Brazil and the United States, they do not take into account the population background.
The coronavirus death rate in India is around 2.9 per 100,000 people, while the United States and Brazil have a rate of 47.5 and 45.2 respectively.
India’s Ministry of Health said half of the coronavirus deaths in India were among people under the age of 60.
He said 37% of the deaths were between 45 and 60 years old. Global research indicates that the disease is particularly deadly in the elderly.
Health experts in India say this anomaly could be due to the fact that deaths among the elderly in India have gone undetected or have not been tested.
In India, several political leaders have either tested positive for the coronavirus or quarantined in recent days.
Since Sunday, the powerful Indian Minister of the Interior, Amit Shah, and the heads of two major states have been hospitalized with COVID-19.
On Monday, the chief minister of the state of Tripura and the Indian minister of law and justice also went into isolation.
More than 18.35 million people are believed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus worldwide and 693,958 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.