India reported over 6,100 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday — the highest one-day death toll of any nation since the start of the pandemic. The high death tally came because one Indian state reported thousands of previously unreported deaths, adding to evidence that India has vastly undercounted the number of people sickened and killed by the coronavirus.
Haiti is experiencing its worst-ever surge of COVID cases, with hospitals stretched to their limits. A severe shortage of testing in Haiti is masking the true scale of the outbreak. This comes as Haiti has yet to administer a single shot of coronavirus vaccine.
In France, Parisians celebrated new freedoms Wednesday as officials eased coronavirus restrictions, reopening indoor restaurant service and rolling back curfews. COVID-19 cases are plummeting in France, where nearly one in five people are fully vaccinated.