India reports 3,754 corona deaths in a day

11 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

India reports 3,754 corona deaths in a day

A patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurudwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, under a tent installed along the roadside amid coronavirus pandemic on the outskirts of New Delhi on Monday. – AFP PHOTO

NEW DELHI: Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the world’s second-most populous country, reports Reuters.

The 366,161 new infections and 3,754 deaths reported by the health ministry were off a little from recent peaks, taking India’s tally to 22.66 million with 246,116 deaths as hospitals run out of oxygen and beds and morgues and crematoria overflow. Experts have said India’s actual figures could be far higher than reported.

Sunday’s 1.47 million tests for COVID-19 were this month’s lowest yet, data from the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research showed. The figure compared with a daily average of 1.7 million for the first eight days of May.

The number of positive results from the tests was not immediately clear, however.