India’s COVID Crisis Deepens As Nations Pledge Aid

The New York Times reports:

As a second wave of the pandemic rages in India, which logged more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, countries around the world are trying to help.

But their efforts to send oxygen and other critical aid are unlikely to plug enough holes in India’s sinking health care system to end its deadly catastrophe. The Indian health ministry reported more than 320,000 new cases and 2,771 deaths on Tuesday.

With enormous funeral pyres spilling into parking lots and city parks, there are signs that India’s reported overall toll of nearly 198,000 deaths could be a vast undercount.

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