India re-sets world record for COVID-19 cases

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India has registered a new world record for the number of COVID-19 infected per day. In 24 hours as of April 28, 360,960 new cases were detected in the country.

The most affected regions of India were the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, as well as the national capital district of Delhi, where 381 people died over the past day, which was the highest figure for the capital. This was reported by the NDTV TV channel.

The number of deaths associated with complications from coronavirus per day increased in India by 3,293 to 201,187.

Over the past week, only once – on April 27 – the country did not register a new record number of COVID-19 cases (there were 323,144). On Monday, 352 991 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected, on Sunday the Ministry of Health of the country reported 349 691 infected, on April 24 – about 346 786, on April 23 this figure was 332 730, and on April 22 – 314 835, reports TASS.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India, the number of infected during the entire epidemic has reached 17,997,267.

On March 24, a new type of COVID-19 with a double mutation was identified in India. At the same time, British, Brazilian and South African mutations of the coronavirus also entered this country.

In April, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country was rocked by a “coronavirus storm”, noting that people in New Delhi were dying from COVID-19 every four minutes for four consecutive days.

On April 26, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian Federation is concerned about the situation with the coronavirus in India. He did not rule out the possibility of operational contacts between the leaderships of Russia and India in the coming days.