India's new Covid-19 cases cross 400k

India’s record-breaking second wave of Covid-19 infections pushed daily cases within the country soaring past the 400,000 marks on Thursday because the massive surge within the outbreak continued to overwhelm hospitals and doctors throughout the country.

India registered 408,331 new infections on Friday, setting yet one more record for the world’s largest single-day total, to require its total tally of infections past 19 million. In nine out of the last 10 days, India has set new world records for daily cases and subsequently broken them.

The country had earned the grim distinction of being the world’s largest Covid hot spot nine days ago on April 21 – the day new cases crossed 300,000 for the primary time. In the past week, India has reported more than 2.5 million new cases of Covid-19 – accounting for quite 43% of all cases reported worldwide.

A total of three,523 people lost their lives to the disease on Friday taking the entire number of deaths within the country to 211,855, consistent with HT’s dashboard, because the relentless expansion of the outbreak continued to spark shortages of hospital beds and other crucial supplies like oxygen and medicines. htc",