India on Sunday reported 261,500 new circumstances of Covid-19, the fourth consecutive day of greater than 200,000 infections and the very best because the begin of the pandemic, in accordance with a Source tally of figures from the Indian Ministry of Health.
The well being ministry additionally reported 1,501 new deaths, the very best in virtually 10 months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a particular assembly Sunday to cope with the continued well being disaster introduced on by the second wave, asking officers to stay with testing, monitoring and therapy.
Indian states have been going through a scarcity of oxygen throughout hospitals, and Modi requested for the set up of 162 oxygen crops throughout the nation to be sped up, in accordance with a press launch issued by the Prime Minister’s workplace.
Some context: The newest spike in circumstances has resulted in Modi interesting to pilgrims and non secular teams celebrating the month-long Kumbh Mela pageant to disband and perform the mandatory rituals symbolically as an alternative of bodily congregating within the state of Uttarakhand.
“Now Kumbh should be carried out symbolically amid the ongoing corona crisis,” Modi tweeted on Saturday.
India’s Haridwar district, the place the pageant is happening, has reported a complete of 5,505 circumstances because the begin of the pageant on April 1.
India hit the 13 million mark on April 9 and added an extra a million circumstances in lower than per week, surpassing 14 million circumstances on Thursday. As of Sunday, India has reported a complete of 14,788,109 circumstances of coronavirus and 177,150 deaths, in accordance with the Indian Ministry of Health.