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India's coronavirus lockdown slows down number of cases

19.05.2021 99 просмотров

A shortage of medical resources has been gradually improving in Mumbai, India's largest port city, over the past 10 days, as the number of new coronavirus infections in the country continues to decline, according to a local doctor.

As K.K. Chaudhary, MD, ICU at Rajpal Hospital, Koparhairan, Mumbai hospitals now have free beds to accommodate more COVID-19 patients even in critical condition due to a decrease in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals .

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"In the last one or two months before, things were very bad. The number of daily cases has increased to perhaps 1400-1500. Now the figure has dropped to almost 150-200 at the maximum. And most of them now not very seriously ill," said K.K. Chaudhary.

Official data showed that over the past 10 days, the number of new cases per day on the national average has decreased by about 10,000.
"The total lockdown has played an important role in controlling situation," K.K. Chaudhary.

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India has started implementing a strict lockdown since the end of April and many areas including New Delhi have decided to extend the lockdown until the end of May.

According to data released by the Ministry of Health India on May 17, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection over the past day in the country amounted to 281,386 people, dropping below the 300,000 mark for the first time in almost a month.

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As a result, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 24 965 463.

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