By loosing over 300,000 people to coronavirus, India has set a record of global death toll, with the poorer villages having a more difficult situation than the big cities.
The record was announced by the health ministry of India, since the vaccines have been delivered very slowly. With the delaying of the vaccines, India has had a tough time to cope with the pandemic, with many people not getting vaccinated and a deadly fungal infection emerging.
This record of death toll marks this is as 3rd highest reported globally, with a rate of 8.6% of almost 34.7 million deaths around the world.
On Monday, the health ministry of India came out with a report on the death tolls, with 4,454 reported deaths in the last 24 hours, with a total of 303,720 deaths in India. Apart from this, new infection rates are not improving, with 222,315 infections, by rounding up the total number of infections to almost 27 million.
The pandemic has engulfed India, starting from the north with the Himalayan villages, up to the south in the central plains and beaches. And because the health care system lacks funding, the pandemic is only spreading faster.
Even in the capital of New Delhi, many people have died as they lacked oxygen and they couldn’t be at the hospitals because of the limited supplies. Additionally, in Mumbai, hospital corridors have had people who died there due to the virus. Because of fever, in rural villages, people couldn’t get tested let alone vaccinated.
Although there were some signs of improvements recently, the pandemic appears to have taken a great toll in India’s rural villages, where a lot of people live there and where health care is in short supply.
Moreover, even the vaccination procedure is seemed to be decreasing a lot lately, with many states claiming they don’t have sufficient vaccines to administer.