Coronavirus: Why India is shattering global infection records

Delhi Covid-19 Oxygen

India has reported a global record of more than 314,000 new coronavirus infections as a surge in the world's second most populous country sends more people into a fragile health care system critically short of hospital beds and oxygen.

This week, Modi urged state governments to use lockdowns as a last resort.

The official told PTI, "The vendor, as per its representative, is not being allowed by the Haryana government to supply oxygen cylinders and liquid oxygen to Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital, Pusa Road". But R. Meneka, the official coordinating the COVID-19 response at the hospital, said he wasn't sure if the facility had the capacity to provide oxygen to that many beds.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India faced a coronavirus "storm" overwhelming its health system and the government was working with state governments and private companies to deliver oxygen with "speed and sensitivity". It said if nothing was done, then "we are heading for a bigger disaster".

"Oxygen demand has increased". The country is also grappling with the emergence of two "escape mutations".

In another instance, a 71-year-old COVID positive woman in Bharat Nagar area was admitted to Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital by beat constable Harkesh after information was received that her health condition was deteriorating.

Modi said in an address to the nation on Tuesday night that "all efforts are being made" to boost supplies. More than 182,500 deaths relating to Covid-19 have been reported in India.

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Delhi, like large parts of India, lets its guard down when the virus seemed to be under control, allowing big gatherings such as weddings and festivals as daily infections fell to fewer than 1,000 during the winter, health experts said.

He bought two "because the doctors can ask for another oxygen cylinder at any time", he said, adding that he had to sell his wife's jewelry to meet the cost.

Registering a steady increase for the 43rd in a row, the active cases have increased to 22,91,428 comprising 14.38 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 84.46 per cent. This brought awful hardship to millions, but also bought time to implement measures to plug critical gaps, like hiring additional health care workers on short-term contracts, establishing field hospitals and installing hospital beds in banquet halls. "The interrupted supply could be linked to the deaths of the patients in the hospital", Tope said.

The court directed the Centre to forthwith implement the ban and divert the oxygen to hospitals running out of the same as any further delay will lead to loss of precious lives.

As of Thursday morning, Delhi has 29 vacant ICU beds, according to government data.

Latest data showed that overall cases in India were more than 1.53 crore, making the country the second-worst affected nation after the United States, which has reported more than 3.1 crore infections.

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