Infections in India increased to 410,461 on Sunday, after it added
more than 15,000 new cases – the highest daily spike yet, according to
Johns Hopkins University data. The country has reported 13,254 deaths
India has the fourth-highest caseload in the world, after the US,
Brazil and Russia.
It’s been two weeks since the country eased out of its lockdown, and
cases have only been rising. Some experts estimate that the virus will
peak in the monsoon season, which is between July and September.
But in cities like Delhi and Mumbai, the impact of rising cases have
stretched an already fragmented healthcare system.
Reports of scarce hospital beds – and patients being turned away –
have been making the rounds for weeks, prompting outrage and concern.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded the biggest one-day
increase in coronavirus cases, with the Americas responsible for most
of the new infections.
The WHO said more than 183,000 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours.
Most – more than 50,000 – came from Brazil, followed by the US and
India. The number of confirmed cases is partly a reflection of
increased testing around the world.