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COVID-19 second wave in India worsens with 200,000 daily infections

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India is grappling with the second wave of COVID-19 infections that has caught the world’s consideration.

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On Tuesday, the world’s second-most populous nation reported greater than 259,000 new circumstances and 1,761 deaths in at some point.

It’s the sixth straight day the day by day infections surpassed 200,000.

There are fears the case will stay the identical within the coming days.

Because the begin of March, India has reported greater than 3.1 million new circumstances and over 18,000 deaths.

The surge has been linked to political rallies and spiritual occasions the place massive crowds collect, most of them with out masks.

Scarcity of hospital beds and oxygen have been reported amid an allegation that the federal government was diverting oxygen meant for medical use to industries.

Some states are underneath partial lockdowns and social restrictions, together with India’s richest, Maharashtra, the worst hit with a million new circumstances in April.

Additionally affected by the rise in infections are the capital Delhi, and probably the most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.

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