New Delhi | The human toll of the epidemic of coronavirus in India has increased to 2 000 dead in one day, bringing the total to 11 903 deaths in the giant of South Asia, according to new official figures on Wednesday.
This increase is partially due to the revision of the figures to Bombay, city most affected, which has added 832 dead on the balance sheet daily because of “failures” in the counting of the victims. The capital New Delhi, where the health situation is deteriorating, for its part, has recorded 400 deaths in 24 hours.
The previous day, the official death toll from the virus was in India for 9 900. This count is found to be under-evaluated but remains a far cry from the staggering human and of the nations of western Europe or the United States.
Faced with an economy weakened, the Prime minister Narendra Modi has widely lifted at the beginning of the month the containment draconian, imposed at the end of march to the 1.3 billion Indians in order to curb the spread of the disease Covid-19. Some restrictions remain in place.
But the déconfinement be done while the epidemic still shows no signs of reflux in India, which now saves about 11 000 new cases are confirmed per day and has identified a total of approximately 354 065.
In the Face of the virulence of the health crisis, the Tamil Nadu (south), one of the States most battered with Delhi and Maharashtra, has ordered the reconfinement of the agglomeration of the regional capital Chennai during the second fortnight of June.
The experts believe that the peak of the epidemic will not be achieved until several weeks in India, where the health system is already overwhelmed by the influx of patients to the virus.