The COVID-19 epidemic in India has shifted from cities to rural areas where medical resources are more scarce. Of India’s 36 state-level administrative regions, the death rate of coronavirus infections in 25 has continued to rise in the past week.
Although the daily number of new cases of the second wave of coronavirus in India has decreased, the number of new deaths per day is still the highest due to the lack of oxygen supply, hospital beds, medicines and other medical supplies in medical institutions in various places, especially as the epidemic shifts from cities to rural areas. The number of new deaths in a single day reported yesterday set a new record.
According to statistics, 75,000 COVID-19 patients died in the first 19 days of May, the highest death toll since the outbreak of COVID-19 in India. “The Times of India” reported that India’s previous record of the highest number of deaths in a single month was 49,000 before April.
As of 0:00 on Thursday, India’s cumulative death toll from the coronavirus reached 287,156.
The Economic Times of India reported that among India’s 36 state-level administrative regions, including 25 state-level administrative regions such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi, between May 1 and 10. The mortality rate in the period continues to rise.
Epidemiologists have warned that as the second wave of COVID-19 moves from cities to rural areas, the number of deaths may rise again due to the scarcity of medical infrastructure and resources in rural areas, and even less accurate statistics.
The Health Measurement Evaluation Research Center of the University of Washington in the United States estimates that the actual number of new cases and deaths per day in India may be three times the official statistics.
Lahariya, an epidemiologist and public health expert in Delhi, also believes that it may take some time before the death toll from Covid-19 in India reaches its peak because of the treatment plan and early medical care of the second wave of the epidemic must be further improved.