The World Health Organisation says it is working to deliver 4,000 oxygen concentrators to India amid an explosion of new coronavirus cases.
India’s coronavirus death toll has passed 200,000 with more than 3,000 fatalities reported in 24 hours for the first time, official data showed.
A total of 201,187 people have now died, 3,293 of them in the past day, according to health ministry data, although many experts suspect that the true toll is higher.
India has now reported 18 million infections, an increase of 360,000 in 24 hours, which is a new world record. This month alone the country has added almost six million new cases.
Bodies of COVID-19 victims were laid and burnt on Tuesday in funeral pyres cramming New Delhi’s sidewalks and car parks amid an explosion of new cases, as foreign aid began arriving.
Authorities say people are just dying, if they get more bodies they will cremate on the road. There is no more space they had never thought that they would see such horrible scenes.