An image from a makeshift cemetery in India, where coronavirus deaths increase every day.
India is facing its deadliest coronavirus fever, with more than 1,000 deaths from the virus every day, and sometimes more than 2,000 people. The daily average of new cases across India has already surpassed 200,000 and looks towards the 300,000 mark.
In the Indian capital, cemeteries in New Delhi have dug dozens of graves and are scrambling to bury corpses. “The situation is even worse. I have been digging a grave since I was a child, but I have never seen such a mass flow of bodies to any cemetery, “Vinod Mehta told The Diplomat.
Mehta is a servant at one of the graveyards in New Delhi and has buried 78 bodies in the past 10 days.
Every day set another terrible record. India on Sunday reported 275,196 cases of coronavirus infection and 1,619 viral deaths, marking the worst daily number ever. But those numbers have continued to increase. On Wednesday, India reported 315,728 new cases and 2,102 deaths.
In total, India has recorded 15.9 million cases of COVID-19 infection and 184,672 people missing due to this virus. And that’s not counting people dying of other causes while their beds are full of coronavirus infections.
Regardless, the head of the Indian Medical Research Council, Dr. Balram Bhargava, claims that India’s second batch of COVID-19 is less extreme than the previous one, taking everything into account. “Very clearly, we found that the symptoms were much less. As I have mentioned, the symptoms of osteoarthritis pain, fatigue, muscle pain, loss of smell, and sore throat are much less than the first one. However, breathing difficulties are higher during this wave, ”Bhargava told a news agency.
Many Indian states, including virus hotspots New Delhi and Maharashtra, have imposed restrictions on efforts to contain the virus. Meanwhile, the workers continued to bury the dead.