India’s daily COVID-19 cases climb to new world record

Baku, April 30, AZERTAC

India set another world record for coronavirus cases Friday, registering 386,452 infections in the past 24 hours, Anadolu Agency reports.

The country's caseload has now reached 18.7 million, while overall fatalities have risen to 208,330, including 3,498 new deaths, said the Health Ministry.

India has been witnessing an exponential rise in infections. Since April 22, the country has been registering over 300,000 daily cases, which has brought the country’s health system to near collapse, resulting in an acute shortage of beds, oxygen and treatment drugs.

Along with the rising number of cases, the number of daily fatalities has witnessed a massive increase across the country.

The capital New Delhi, which has been reporting a huge shortage of oxygen at hospitals for several days, late Thursday again reported its highest ever number of fatalities on a single day due to the coronavirus.

The rising deaths have also strained crematoriums and burial centers. In New Delhi, with round-the-clock cremations and burials taking place, authorities are now even exploring new sites to conduct cremations.

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