Krutika Pathi and Sheikh Saaliq reported the latest situation in India to the Associated Press from New Delhi. They said that the Sion Hospital in Mumbai had no rooms and about 500 beds for Covid patients were occupied. As new patients come every day, the doctor said that the hospital is forced to increase the number of beds every other day.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Om Shrivastava said that the waiting list of some hospitals in the city is so unreasonable that “the numbers cannot determine the burden of the hospital”.
Last year, when India appeared to be the worst-hit country, the number of cases per day was close to 100,000, which is not uncommon. Over the past few months, experts’ infections have gradually decreased, which is confusing, but since February, the number of cases has risen faster than before, with an average rolling seven-day number of 59,000. On Thursday, India reported more than 72,000 cases, the highest increase in six months.
“I think the situation will be worse than last year,” Shrivastava said. “If it is still not calm after a few months, we may travel long distances.”
Experts say that India urgently needs to strengthen vaccination, which started slowly in January. Starting Thursday, the country’s activities have expanded to all people over 45 years of age.
After the severe blockade and the fall of the case, life in India has returned to normal in many places. The market is crowded with politicians gathering in local elections, and a religious gathering in Uttarakhand is expected to attract thousands of devotees in April.
International travel has also resumed in large numbers, bringing with it variants first discovered in the UK, South Africa and Brazil. India has also confirmed possible new variants in the home. Officials cautioned against linking mutations to surges, and experts say that more extensive genome analysis is needed to determine how much they contributed to the rise.
K Srinath Reddy, Chairman of the Public Health Foundation of India, said: “This is a torrential storm of casual people. The government’s vigilance is lax, and people have a misleading impression of the immunity of the cattle.” “The virus passes through the open. door.”