More than 300,000 cases in the past 24 hours while the number of COVID-19-related deaths also rose to a record 2,104 deaths.
India has reported more than 300,000 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the highest total number of daily deaths globally, while the number of COVID-19-related deaths also rose to a record.
India’s daily gain of 314,835 cases surpasses the highest increase in an earlier day in the world of 297,430 cases announced by the United States in January.
India’s total number of cases is currently 15.93 million, the second highest in the world, while the number of deaths increased 2,104 to a total of 184,657, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
A the second wave was brutal coronavirus infection, thought to be caused by a “double mutation” variant and “super contagious” mass gatherings, in the world’s second most populous country, has dragged on its inherently deficient healthcare system its long to a breakthrough.
At least 24 COVID-19 the patient died in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Wednesday as their ventilator oxygen supplies ran out amid a national lack of medical oxygen, hospital beds and drugs such as antivirals, remdesivir.
Health experts said India was caught off guard as the virus appeared to have been under control during the winter, allowing for large gatherings such as weddings and festivals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is facing criticism for settling crowded political protests for local elections and allowing a Hindu festival to take place where millions of people gather.
Modi said in a national speech Tuesday night that “all efforts are underway” to increase medical oxygen supply.