On Monday, India witnessed another record 273,810 new Covid-19 cases — the highest single-day figure so far, according to data from the Indian Ministry of Health. The country registered 1,619 coronavirus deaths in one day — a record high — bringing the total to 178,769.
India, the world’s second largest country by population, has registered the second highest number of Covid-19 cases, with more than 15 million people infected. Only the United States has reported more infections, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
According to press reports, hospitals and medical facilities across states and union territories (UTs) are overburdened and there are complaints of shortages of beds, oxygen supply, and essential drugs.
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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