Índia com números recorde de casos de coronavírus
April 26, 2021 - O sistema de saúde na Índia esforça-se por enfrentar um enorme aumento de casos de coronavírus, com grave escassez de oxigénio e medicamentos. A Índia relatou 349.691 casos da doença no domingo e sofreu 2.767 mortes nas últimas 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.