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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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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