The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 has risen to a record 5.5 million, with the highest number of cases in India.
According to a new report by Bloomberg, a total of 6.9 million people in India were treated for COVI-19 in January-March this year, the highest monthly number in the world.
In contrast, the United States saw a record 7.9 percent of its patients infected with COVID.
In India, the number of hospitalizations in January and March was down from an average of 6 million a month earlier, according to data from the World Health Organization.
India has been the worst-hit country with an annual rate of 3.7 hospitalizations per 1,000 people, which is about four times the global average, according the World Bank.
India, the second-largest economy in the subcontinent, has more than a quarter of the world’s COVID patients, according its annual report on health, and it has the world largest COVID prevention campaign.