In India, over the past day, 382 315 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded, the total number of COVID-19 cases for the entire time of the pandemic in the country was 20 665 148. On Wednesday, May 5, the website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the country reported.
The number of deaths increased over the past day by 3780 and reached 226 188. This became another anti-record in India, the previous one was recorded on May 2, then the number of deaths per day was 3689.
At the same time, the number of people who have recovered is growing, during the day it increased by 338,439 and reached 16,951,731. 3,487,229 patients with COVID-19 are being treated, this is 40,096 more than the day before.
The situation with the coronavirus in India worsened in April, starting from the 22nd, more than 300 thousand infected are recorded there daily.
On May 1, the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was delivered to India. The drug will be sent for regulatory approval and then redistributed for vaccination.
So far, 160,494,188 people have been vaccinated in India.
In addition, to help India cope with the current situation due to the coronavirus, Russia sent humanitarian aid to the country. On April 28-29, two flights of the Ministry of Emergency Situations delivered more than 22 tons of cargo to New Delhi, including dozens of devices for generating oxygen, ventilators, medical monitors and medicines.
The aid was directed at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of preventing the spread of COVID-19.