INDIA recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time yesterday, with more states imposing lockdowns in a desperate bid to halt the devastating new surge.
The 4,187 new deaths took India’s overall toll to 238,270 since the pandemic started. It added 401,078 new cases in 24 hours taking its caseload to nearly 21.9 million – second only to the United States.
Experts, who have expressed doubts about the official death toll, say the new wave may not hit a peak until the end of May. There have been mounting calls for tough nationwide measures to stem the tide of cases. – May 9, 2021.