People stand in front of the closed gate of a vaccination center in Mumbai. Photo: Ashish Vaishnav / SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire / dpa
According to this, more than 357,000 people have been proven to have been infected with the corona virus within 24 hours. 3449 people died with or from the disease in the same period. In absolute numbers, the largest democracy in the world, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, is hardest hit by the pandemic, behind the USA.
Experts assume that the actual number of victims is well above the official figures. Comparatively little is tested and, especially in rural areas, many die at home and do not appear in the statistics.