India has received 4.3 million injections a day as the second wave of its corona virus continues to spread rapidly, with 115,000 fresh infections in 24 hours – the highest in a single day anywhere in the world.
While the vaccination rate, which hovered between two and two minutes a day, was a success, the rapid increase in cases was not enough to dispel feelings of frustration.
A further 630 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours on Wednesday, bringing the country’s official death toll to 166,177 – the fourth highest in the world.
As cases and deaths continue to rise, hospitals in some areas are once again approaching full capacity. In states like Maharashtra, including Mumbai, until a few weeks ago, it was felt with confidence that hospitals, which face enough beds to cope, could be overwhelmed in a matter of days.
Maharashtra has been one of the most affected states in India from the very beginning.
New restrictions were imposed on unnecessary business on Sunday, and the most affected will be restaurants and small roadside food stalls where many migrant workers work.
Rumors of another lockdown are spreading in the state capital, Mumbai, forcing some workers to leave the city again.
They don’t want to be stuck in ignorance because they were during the first national lockdown last March when they found themselves without a job overnight, no money for rent and no money in their villages many miles away. I had to walk or ride home because there was no public transport.
“Many of them are booking trains before their tickets run out. He has been badly tainted by the recent incidents and he wants to make sure he gets out of the city before he is helpless, “said Mumbai.
Jaiswar said some workers had dared to return about four months ago and now faced a similar uproar.
“It’s back to the way it used to be. The death of a cowboy in the city or starvation in the village. If this death is going to happen, because he wanted to die with his family, with his family, some, all No, retreating.
Vaccine shortages are also receding in Maharashtra. The state health minister was quoted by the NDTV news channel as saying that some vaccination centers had already closed because they had run out of food.
The state has only three days left to stockpile vaccines. We have requested [Delhi] To send more vaccines. State Health Minister Rajesh Topi told the channel that these are the highest number of cases in the state on a daily basis.
The possibility of a vaccine shortage is worrying. India has so far provided only 80.7 million meals to its population of over 1.3 billion. India lags far behind the global average, providing just 5.5 doses per 100 people, compared to the global average of 3.3 doses, ranking agency Crisil said in a report on Monday.