India Sets World Record for New Coronavirus Plague Cases With 314,835 in a Day

NEW DELHI — India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge hits the world’s second-most populous country, sending more and more sick people into a fragile health care system critically short of hospital beds and oxygen.

The 314,835 infections added in the past 24 hours raise India’s total past 15.9 million cases since the pandemic began. It’s the second-highest total in the world next to the United States. India has nearly 1.4 billion people.

A large number of hospitals are reporting acute shortages of beds and medicine and are running on dangerously low levels of oxygen.

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Source: NBC News