Over 300k deaths in India, so far - from CV19. This puts India in 3rd place - with the most amount of CV19 deaths. How does 300K deaths measure up in a country of 1.5 billion and growing (@ 78k new people per day and 3200 per/hr)?
India virus death toll passes 300,000, 3rd highest in world
NEW DELHI (AP) — India crossed another grim milestone Monday of more than 300,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of infections appeared to be easing in big cities but was swamping the poorer countryside.
The milestone, as recorded by India's health ministry, comes as slowed vaccine deliveries have marred the country's fight against the pandemic, forcing many to miss their shots, and a rare but fatal fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients has worried doctors.
India's death toll is the third-highest reported in the world, accounting for 8.6% of the nearly 34.7 million coronavirus fatalities globally, though the true numbers are thought to be significantly greater.
The health ministry Monday reported 4,454 new death in the last 24 hour
s, bringing India’s total fatalities to 303,720. It also reported 222,315 new infections, which raised the overall total to nearly 27 million
. Both are almost certainly undercounts.