For the sixth straight day, India is reporting a record number of COVID-19 cases with some 300,000 new infections every 24 hours.
Countries across the globe are sending medical help including critical oxygen supplies.
CGTN’s Gao Yi-ming reports.
Joining the discussion:
- Dr. Anant Bhan is a global health researcher based in the Indian city of Bhopal.
- Will Humble is the executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
- Joseph Williams is the Senior News Editor with U.S. News and World Report.
- Dr. Kate Tulenko is the CEO and Founder of Corvus Health.
Relatives of people with COVID-19 are frantically going from hospital to hospital in India because medical facilities can't cope with the rise in cases.
Patients are running out of oxygen fast. pic.twitter.com/WVQx3L3A2S
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 27, 2021
India, home to the world's worst ongoing coronavirus outbreak, has reported more than 17.6 million cases since the pandemic began last year.
But the real number, experts fear, could be up to 30 times higher — meaning more than half a billion cases. https://t.co/lJlBed2nOz
— CNN International (@cnni) April 27, 2021
India is now the epicenter of the global pandemic and a focal point of international concern. The country reported more than 300,000 new confirmed covid-19 cases for the sixth day in a row Tuesday. https://t.co/p3wmpDclWm
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 27, 2021
— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) April 27, 2021