India reporta cifras récord de casos de coronavirus
April 26, 2021 - El sistema de cuidados de salud de India está luchando para hacer frente a un enorme aumento de casos de coronavirus, con una grave escasez de oxígeno y medicamentos. India informó el domingo sobre 349.691 casos y sufrió 2.767 muertes en las pasadas 24 horas.
Sunday was the fourth straight day that India set a global daily record of new coronavirus infections, spurred by an insidious new variant that emerged here. The surge has undermined the government’s premature claims of victory over the pandemic, AP said.
The 349,691 new infections brought India’s total to more than 16.9 million, behind only the United States. The Health Ministry reported another 2,767 deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing India’s fatalities to more than 190,000.
The death toll could be a huge undercount, as suspected cases are not included, and many Covid-19 deaths are being attributed to underlying conditions.
The unfolding crisis is most visceral in India’s overwhelmed graveyards and crematoriums, and in heartbreaking images of gasping patients dying on their way to hospitals due to lack of oxygen.