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Why India has been overwhelmed by a second Covid surge night

BBC, 23 Apr 2021
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It has close to 16 million confirmed cases, second only to the US.

The country is struggling with a second wave, raising more fears about its overwhelmed health care system.

Crowds have formed outside hospitals in major cities which are filled to capacity. A number of people have died while waiting for oxygen and six hospitals in the capital, Delhi, have completely run out.

Families are waiting hours to perform funeral rites, Reuters news agency reports, with at least one Delhi crematorium resorting to building pyres in its car park in order to cope with the numbers arriving.

Figures and data accurate as of 22 April 2021.

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