Reuters: India’s average number of new cases exceeds 390,000 in 7 days, a record high
China News Service, May 11, according to Reuters, India’s new crown epidemic continues to spread, and the average number of new confirmed cases in 7 days hits a record high. The World Health Organization warns that the variant virus discovered in India has been listed as a global concern problem.
p > Indian health authorities said on the 11th that there were 329,942 confirmed cases in a single day and 3876 new deaths in the country. So far, a total of 22.99 million confirmed cases and nearly 250,000 deaths.
According to Reuters statistics, the average number of new deaths in a single day in India ranks first in the world, accounting for one-third of the number of deaths reported every day in the world.
In India, the average number of new cases in 7 days reached 390,995, a record high.
The World Health Organization said on the 10th that the B.1.617 variant virus, which was first discovered in India in 2020, was listed as a variant virus of global concern, because some preliminary data showed that it is easier to spread.
The WHO epidemiologist in charge of the new crown epidemic said that at present, “there is no evidence that existing virus tests, drugs or vaccines are less effective for the variant viruses found in India.”
Kerkhoff said that the weekly epidemiological update that the WHO will release will provide more details about the mutant virus.