India also had the highest death toll since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first country to see more than 400,000 new patients a day later.
While the Ministry of Health announced that 3,689 people had died in the last 24 hours, Babakan Narendra Mori held a meeting with the Minister of Health to assess the crisis.
Meanwhile, hospitals in the country continue to have difficulty treating patients due to chronic bed rest and lack of oxygen.
Ask what the situation is?
More than 19 million Jovid-19 cases have been reported in India so far. While the death toll has exceeded 215,000, the actual number is thought to be higher.
Experts say these numbers are low due to the lack of tests and the number of deaths at home, especially in rural areas.
More than 4,000 deaths were reported daily during the pandemic in Brazil and the United States.
In India, hospital beds and oxygen-hungry families have been seen in the last 10 days, and morgues and crematoria are struggling to cope.
Twelve people died of oxygen depletion at Batra Hospital in New Delhi on Saturday, twice a week.
The Times of India reported that 16 people died in the southern state of Antra Pradesh and six in Gurgaon, near the capital New Delhi, due to lack of oxygen.
How is vaccination done in India?
All adults in India can get one coronavirus vaccine in three papers. However, the national vaccination campaign, which is due to begin on Saturday, has run into problems, with some states saying they do not have enough vaccines to vaccinate between the ages of 18 and 44.
Despite being the world’s largest vaccine producer, there is a shortage of vaccines in the country, and AstraZeneca vaccine exports have been suspended to meet domestic demand.
Vaccines from Oxford-AstraZeneca and Indian company Bharat Biotech are used in India. The Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine has also been approved for use.
What are other countries doing to help?
Many countries around the world have sent emergency supplies. As of Thursday, 40 countries had sent aid to India.
The first planes sent by the United States with oxygen, masks and rapid test kits arrived in New Delhi on Friday.
The United States has been criticized for exporting vaccine raw materials to India’s ability to produce the AstraZeneca vaccine, and the ban was lifted last week.
A German plane carrying 120 respirators arrived in India on Saturday, while Britain provided medical supplies.
Why is there no complete closure in India?
The central government does not want to impose national restrictions. Prime Minister Modi called it a “last resort.” Top leaders fear the economic impact of last year’s cut, which cut the country’s production by 24 percent.
The humanitarian dimension of the restriction can also be serious. Restrictions imposed last year for 68 days have made it difficult for millions of immigrant workers to travel home, either unemployed or for money.
The poor in need of state assistance, especially malnourished children and pregnant women, had difficulty accessing assistance, vaccination programs were suspended, and those suffering from other serious illnesses were unable to access health care.