The number of newly diagnosed new crown cases in India in a single day has recently hit a new high.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health of India on the 25th, the country has 3,49,691 new confirmed cases of new crowns compared with the previous day.
There have been more than 300,000 new cases and 2,767 new deaths in a single day for 4 consecutive days.
Data shows that the number of new confirmed cases in a single day on the 25th has refreshed the highest number of new cases in a single day since the outbreak in India for four consecutive days, and also the highest number of new cases in a single country in a single day in the world.
At the same time, the number of deaths on the 25th also set a record since the outbreak of the epidemic.
India has newly confirmed more than 300,000 new cases in a single day for four consecutive days.
The "explosive" increase in new cases has put huge pressure on India's medical system.
Indian Prime Minister Modi urged all citizens to get vaccinated on the 25th.
He said that the new wave of "tsunami-like" epidemic has shaken the entire country.
According to incomplete statistics from China Business News, at present, Iran, the UAE, Canada, Oman and other countries have banned flights to India; including British Prime Minister Johnson and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga have cancelled their visit to India.
Many countries have expressed their views to provide assistance to IndiaMany countries have expressed their views to provide assistance to India
As the epidemic in India has gradually got out of control in recent days, many countries around the world have expressed their willingness to lend a helping hand:
China: I express my sincere condolences to the recent worsening of the epidemic situation in India, and are willing to provide support and assistance according to the needs of the Indian side, and are maintaining communication with the Indian side on this.
The United States: Emergency medical supplies will be provided to India, including raw materials for the production of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine, drugs for the treatment of new coronary pneumonia , rapid diagnosis kits, ventilators and medical protective equipment, and dispatches from the United States for disease control and prevention Experts from the center and the United States Agency for International Development helped India control the epidemic.
European Union: The civil protection mechanism has been activated and will help India fight the new crown epidemic as much as possible; the European Union is currently coordinating member states to provide India with urgently needed oxygen and medicines as soon as possible.
United Kingdom: The first batch of ventilators and oxygen delivered to Delhi has left the United Kingdom; this batch of medical equipment includes 495 oxygen concentrators, which can provide oxygen to patients with low blood oxygen levels; the others include 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 Artificial respirator.
France: Oxygen delivery equipment will be delivered to India in the next few days to help India fight the new crown epidemic.
Germany: Emergency assistance will be provided to India, including the delivery of ventilators and other relief supplies.
Zhang Wenhong talks about the out-of-control epidemic in India: a bigger outbreak is yet to comeZhang Wenhong talks about the out-of-control epidemic in India: a bigger outbreak is yet to come
On April 25, Zhang Wenhong, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, posted a microblog to explain the underlying causes of the out-of-control epidemic in India and the subsequent trend of the epidemic.
The full text is as follows:
Zhang Wenhong's Weibo screenshot
Wenhong Zhang's Weibo ▲Source: Screenshot of Dr.
Wenhong Zhang's Weibo
The Indian virus strain has double mutations, but this is not the reason for the complete out-of-control of the epidemicThe Indian virus strain has double mutations, but this is not the reason for the complete out-of-control of the epidemic
The double mutant strain of India B.
617 has been detected in India since October 2020.
Because it contains the E484Q and L452R mutations on the S protein, it is called the "double mutant" virus strain.
Among the mutant strains in India, the proportion of B.
617 is higher than that of the B.
7 and B.
351 mutant strains.
The proportion of B.
617 has increased significantly since April, and the proportion has exceeded 70%.
At present, many countries have banned flights to India.
As of April 20, 2021, the double mutant strain of B.
617 has been detected in more than 20 countries, and no major outbreaks similar to India have occurred in other countries.
According to the epidemic trend suggested by genome data, the transmissibility of B.
617 (Indian mutant) is comparable to that of B.
17 (British mutant), and higher than that of B.
351 (South African strain).
India's death rate rose rapidly in AprilIndia's death rate rose rapidly in April
Since April 16, the daily death toll has exceeded 1,300, reaching a new high in the daily death toll of the new crown epidemic.
The trend corresponds to the gradual increase in the proportion of B1.
617 in India.
The daily death toll rose to nearly 2,000 around April 25.
The main reason was a medical run.
When the oxygen supply can't keep up, many young patients may die.
Originally, they only need a breath of oxygen to survive.
What India needs most is oxygen.
Oxygen is better than any medicine and can reduce the death of young patients.
Can India gain herd immunity through the pandemicIndia whether it is possible to obtain a pandemic population immunity immunity
As of April 24, 2021, according to official data, the cumulative infection rate in India is 1.
It is estimated that it will take decades to reach the 70% level of herd immunity.
At least millions of additional people will die.
Therefore, there is a very large uncertainty in the follow-up situation in India.
Does the India outbreak signal a vaccine failureDoes the India outbreak signal a vaccine failure
According to the study of the effect of mutant strains on serum neutralization and vaccines, it is found that samples of local vaccines and serum samples of recovered persons have reduced the neutralizing activity of B.
617 by about 2 times.
However, it is still effective against mutant strains.
Although the total number of vaccines in India is second only to the United States and China, due to its large domestic population, the single-dose vaccination rate is 8.
0%, and the vaccination rate is low.
Not up to the level of stopping the spread of the epidemic.
Although there is an epidemic of British mutants in Israel, the effect on vaccines has slightly decreased, but today the vaccination rate in Israel plus the protection rate from natural infections has reached more than 70%, declaring that the epidemic is under complete control.
It shows once again that the current vaccine is still an important magic weapon to deal with the epidemic.
India's follow-up epidemic trendIndia's follow-up epidemic trend
In March this year, India’s social control has been relaxed.
Various traditional cultural festivals have been held many times, and social distancing measures have been completely abandoned.
Moreover, when the epidemic first broke out, the government was not active enough to deal with the epidemic, and the epidemic will develop further within April.
Even if it is to speed up vaccination now, it is too late, and a bigger outbreak is still to come.
Only by adopting extremely strict public health measures, the government taking a firm and correct response, and the people's good cooperation, can we tide over the current crisis.
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