India posts new record daily rise in coronavirus cases

SourceGulf Today
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Some experts blame mass religious gatherings and political rallies for the severity of India’s second wave. India recorded on Saturday over 400, 000 new Covid cases in 24 hours for the first time, the first country to do so in the pandemic, official data showed. According to the health ministry, 401, 993 new infections were registered taking the total caseload to 19.

1 million. There were 3, 523 deaths, bringing the toll to 211, 853. Many experts suspect that because of insufficient testing and inaccurate recording of cause of death, the real numbers are much higher. The country opened up its massive vaccination drive to all adults, although several states warned of acute shortages, according to Reuters. The health ministry registers 401, 993 new infections were registered taking the total caseload to 19. 1 million. The world’s biggest producer of COVID-19 vaccines has a limited number of shots available, worsening a grim second wave of infections that has overwhelmed hospitals...read more...