India’s Wuhan pneumonia (novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19) epidemic is still at its peak, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the epidemic in India shows little sign of abating, with an average of nearly 400,000 cases diagnosed in a single day over the past seven days reaching a record high.
According to Reuters, India’s Ministry of Health announced today (11) that there were 329,942 new confirmed cases and 3,876 deaths in the past 24 hours; the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country reached 22.99 million and 249,992 deaths; the report pointed out that India has the highest number of daily deaths in the world, accounting for one-third of the world’s daily death toll, and the average number of new confirmed cases in India in the past week was as high as 390,000 on a single day. The average number of confirmed cases in India in the past week was as high as 390,000 and 995, which is also a record.
WHO recently announced that the variant of coronavirus B1617 that appeared in India was classified as a variant of global concern, making it the fourth virus to be classified by WHO after the British variant B.1.1.7, the South African variant B.1.351, and the Brazilian variant P.1. After the British variant B.1.1.7, the South African variant B.1.351 and the Brazilian variant P.1, the fourth variant was classified as a serious concern by WHO.
Some preliminary studies have shown that the Indian variant spreads more rapidly, while Indian hospitals have reported that this variant causes diabetes-like conditions such as blackening of the nose and ears, blurred vision, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.