There are 4,205 deaths from Covid recorded in India in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic has thus reached a record figure of 250,000. In addition, 348,421 new infections have been recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, as confirmed by the bulletin of the Federal Ministry of Health. 533 of the more than 700 administrative districts of the country are now reporting a positive rate for the virus of over 10%. Although the daily number of new infections fell below 350,000 for the second consecutive day, experts remain divided over whether India, a country of 1.3 billion people, has reached the peak of its second wave. “It is still too early to determine whether we have peaked. From some indications it appears that cases are stabilizing,” virologist Shahid Jameel told Indian Express newspaper. The latest wave of Covid-19 in India is due to a variant of the virus, “B.1.617”, which was found in 44 other countries and defined as ‘worrying’ by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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