Covid-19 Cases And Deaths Are Surging In India

NPR: India Reports Its Highest Daily Number Of COVID-19 Deaths So Far This Year
MUMBAI — India on Wednesday recorded its biggest jump in COVID-19 deaths so far this year, as authorities in worst-hit Mumbai commandeered private hospitals and nursing homes amid an unprecedented wave of coronavirus infections.
Wednesday's death toll from the coronavirus was 354 — the highest since mid-December.
India's confirmed caseload has more than quintupled from some 9,000 cases in late January to 53,000 today. The increase follows a marked decline in cases from their peak in September 2020 that scientists are still trying to understand.
Update: India records 53,480 new Covid-19 cases, 354 deaths (Times of India)
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