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.

Patients waiting to be moved to a hospital in Ahmedabad

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.

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