COVID-19: India records 200,000 cases in a single day as Mumbai locks down
By Andy Hayes, news reporter
“We have 35-year olds with pneumonia in intensive care, which was not happening last year,” a doctor in New Delhi says.
India has recorded more than 200,000 new coronavirus infections in a single day as hospitals report severe shortages of beds and oxygen and extra space is found in hotels.
A doctor in New Delhi said he is treating 35-year-olds for pneumonia and the situation is “chaotic”.
The record number of daily cases – 200,739 – takes the total past 14m, second only to the United States.
It is the seventh record daily increase in the last eight days.