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[국제]”Delta mutation spread, death toll from coronavirus in India three times higher than official count”

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As the ‘delta mutation’ spreads to countries around the world, it is shaking up the Corona 19 quarantine posture.

In India, known as the origin of the delta mutation, an analysis has shown that health authorities have drastically reduced the number of corona deaths and confirmed cases.

This is reporter Kim Tae-hyung.

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In India, where the delta mutation has spread, the death toll from COVID-19 has risen to more than 1.1 million, nearly three times the 390,000 the authorities counted.

This is the analysis result of the Institute of Health Metrics and Analysis (IHME), University of Washington Medical School, USA.

The institute’s director, Christopher Murray, said that testing in India is insufficient, which detects only 3-5% of all infectious diseases.

In India, from April to May, the ‘delta mutation’ with very strong radio waves spread rapidly.

Local hospitals, which lack facilities and equipment, have simply turned away many patients, and they have been found to have died at home without being tested for coronavirus.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published detailed testimonies of the bereaved family along with expert analysis.

The newspaper reported that the Indian authorities are not fully aware of the spread of COVID-19, which is a major obstacle to understanding the impact of the ‘delta mutation’.

Despite this situation, the Indian authorities evaluated that the response to the coronavirus was great, such as starting free vaccination for adults from last week.

[라제시 부샨 / 보건부 차관 (지난 22일) : (5월 7일 정점에 이른 이후) 코로나19 감소세가 이어지고 있습니다. 최근 신규 확진자는 정점 때보다 90% 줄었습니다.]

India’s tally cuts will be on par with some countries in Latin America and Africa, Murray said.

Some observers say that the death toll in India is more than three times higher.

Based on serological analysis, Professor Murad Banaj of the Department of Mathematics at Middlesex University in the UK estimated that the death toll from the coronavirus in India could be five times the official figure.

He pointed out that local governments have under-counted as the central government praises states with few deaths and blames states with many deaths.

This is YTN Kim Tae-hyun.

YTN Kim Tae-hyun ([email protected])

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