India struggles with Covid-19 count, bed shortage but political rallies continue

India struggles with Covid-19 count, bed shortage but political rallies continue

Deccan Herald
Reuters,

India's daily Covid-19 cases jumped by a record 2,73,810 on Monday as the health system crumbled under the weight of patients, bringing total infections closer to that of the United States, the world's worst-hit country.

India's hospitals are struggling with a shortage of hospital beds and oxygen supplies as infections pass the 15 million mark, second only to the United States. The country's deaths from Covid-19 rose by a record 1,619 to reach a total of 1,78,769.

India's woes rise with record 2.73 lakh single-day Covid-19 cases, 1,619 deaths

Despite soaring infections, politicians continued to hold mass rallies across the country for state elections.

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