The Washington Post reports:
India shattered the record for daily cases in the pandemic, reporting more than 400,000 coronavirus cases on Saturday as a devastating surge of infections worsened.
The soaring number of cases prompted the United States to restrict travel from India on Friday. Dozens of countries have begun sending aid to bolster hospitals overwhelmed by patients and short on oxygen.
Epidemiologists have said that the number of daily cases could reach 500,000 within weeks, a ruinous burden for a health system already under siege. India has reported more than 300,000 new cases each of the last 10 days, bringing its total number of infections in the pandemic to 19 million.
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Another heartbreaking day in India: 400,000 new cases nationwide, 8 dead at Batra Hospital in Delhi after oxygen ran out, including one of its own doctors. “We have lost him,” the medical director said. https://t.co/VTyAHCjHhD
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