India Sees New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Record In Second Wave

India Sees New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Record In Second Wave

May 7, 2021, 7:39 a.m.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 155 million, with more than 3.2 million deaths and over 91 million recoveries, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

India saw record new jumps in COVID-19 cases and deaths on Thursday, with 412,262 cases and 3,980 deaths.

India witnessed a record rise in COVID-19 cases as well as related deaths in a single day, registering 412,262 new cases and 3,980 casualties, said the country's health ministry on Thursday.

A top scientific adviser to the Indian government warned the country would inevitably face further waves of the coronavirus pandemic. The warning was made on Wednesday when almost 4,000 people died on the same day.

With hospitals scrabbling for beds and oxygen to try to respond to a deadly second surge in infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a weekly report that India accounted for nearly half the coronavirus cases reported worldwide last week and a quarter of the deaths.

There are signs that India's outbreak is spreading to its neighbors. Nepal recorded a 137% increase in cases to 31,088 last week, while Sri Lanka's COVID-19 outbreak was also growing, the WHO said

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