France is preparing, on May 3, 2021, to put an end to Containment 3, in a relatively slow manner. But worldwide, driven by the catastrophic situation in India, the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over: there are more than 150 million cases worldwide, and a steadily increasing daily number of cases.
New absolute record: more than 900,000 cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours
The Indian variant, which is hitting the country in a tragic way, continues to explode counters: As of April 28, 2021, according to Johns Hopkins University data updated on April 30, 2021, the world has registered 905,992 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours. This is a new absolute record since the start of the pandemic … and the first time that the barrier of 900,000 cases in 24 hours has been crossed. In question ? The situation in India which alone is the cause of more than a third of new cases: 379,308.
This sharp increase in the number of cases allows the pandemic to cross a new historic threshold on April 28, 2021: the bar of 150 million confirmed cases in the world: 150,124,248 to be precise.
The pandemic will also have killed 3,161,971 people, 15,719 more in 24 hours. With a new record of 3,645 deaths in 24 hours, India accounts for more than one in five deaths occurring on April 28, 2021.
As many cases in France before and after Confinement 3
As for France, the health situation remains tense: if Containment 3 has made it possible to drop the number of daily cases from around 40,000 to less than 30,000 between its start and its end, Public Health France recorded on April 29 2021, 26,538 new cases of Covid-19 in the territory, with a test incidence rate of 9.7%. The 5.6 million case mark in France should be crossed on April 30, 2021 (5,592,390 cases as of April 29, 2021).
The country has also crossed, still on April 29, 2021, the bar of 104,000 deaths (104,253 according to Public Health France on April 29, 2021), with 321 new deaths in 24 hours. A relatively stable level since the start of the second confinement in the fall of 2020.