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India Reports Over 315,000 COVID-19 Infections, the Single Worst Daily Toll of Pandemic

HeadlineApr 22, 2021

India is in a state of crisis as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals run out of oxygen. India recorded 315,000 new infections on Thursday — the highest daily caseload reported by any country since the start of the pandemic. India also reported its highest daily death toll with 2,100 fatalities. Hospitals in New Delhi and other cities have run out of oxygen. Workers at crematories report they are overwhelmed.

Rajesh Kumar: “Every day, I handle around 30 to 40 bodies of COVID victims. A few days ago, my health wasn’t good, and the workload was too much, and I fainted three times here while handling the dead bodies.”

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