DEATH TOLL FROM INDIA’S CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SURGES PAST TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND-MARK.
Written by wave FM on April 28, 2021
The death toll from India’s coronavirus pandemic has surged past two hundred thousand, the country’s deadliest day.
Reports indicate that shortages of oxygen, medical supplies and hospital staff worsened the situation leading to the record number of new infections.
The second wave of infections has seen at least 300,000 people test positive each day for the past week, overwhelming healthcare facilities and crematoriums and fuelling an increasingly urgent international response.
The last 24 hours brought 361, 000 new cases for the world’s largest single-day total, taking India’s tally of infections to nearly 18 million.
Edited by George Ukaegbu