India has reached a dark landmark of 50,000 COVID-19 deaths
Data from the Indian Ministry of Health revealed that the death toll of COVID-19 in the world reached the bleak threshold of 50,000 on Monday, as the world is struggling to deal with the pandemic, with 900 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. Last week, India overtook Britain, with the world’s fourth-highest number of deaths, behind the United States, Brazil, and Mexico, and reported 2.6 million infections.
India’s Pandemic Death Toll is now at 50,921, an improvement of 941 from the previous day, according to the website of the Health Ministry. The second most populous country in the world, home to some of the world’s biggest towns and slums, is also the third most polluted nation after the United States and Brazil.
Many experts, however, say that the actual numbers may be much higher due to low levels of testing and because deaths are often not properly recorded in India’s chronically underfunded health care system. Despite the rising death toll, the health ministry tweeted on Sunday that India’s virus mortality rate was “one of the lowest globally” at below 2%.”Successful implementation of testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively and treating efficiently through a plethora of measures have contributed to the existing high level of recoveries,” the ministry said in a statement.
Experts say that India needs to speed up more research in order to monitor the virus when it spreads to rural and tribal areas where healthcare services are especially vulnerable or not readily available.PM Modi experiments and studies were performed in India on three possible vaccine candidates, and his government was planning to manufacture an immense amount of doses if any were found to be effective.
“Once we get a green signal from our scientists, we’re going to launch a massive vaccine production. We’ve made all the preparations,” Modi said on Saturday’s Independence Day speech.”We have outlined how to increase vaccine production and make it available to each and every person in the shortest possible time.”