The coronavirus epidemic continues to rage in India. The human toll of the Covid-19 increased by 2000 dead in one day, bringing the total to 11.903 deaths in the South Asian giant, according to new official figures released on Wednesday.
This increase is partly due to the revision of the figures in Bombay, the most affected city, which added 832 dead to the daily toll due to "flaws" in the counting of the victims. This count is considered undervalued but is still far from the heavy human toll of the nations of Western Europe or the United States.
Fears linked to the monsoon
The country of 1,3 billion inhabitants, faced with a bloodless economy, put an end to the drastic confinement in place since the end of March in early June, even if the epidemic shows no sign of ebb. Faced with the virulence of the health crisis, Tamil Nadu, one of the most battered southern states with Delhi and Maharashtra, ordered the reconfiguration of the agglomeration of its regional capital Chennai during the second half of June
India also fears an aggravation of the health crisis with the annual monsoon. More than half a million people are infected each year in India by diseases favored by the rains, such as dengue and malaria, during the great monsoon which strikes the country of South Asia from June to September. Infections with symptoms almost identical to those of Covid-19: fever, difficulty breathing, loss of appetite.