As India grapples with a devastating wave of COVID-19 cases, the country’s official death toll surged passed the 200,000 mark. The crisis has been worsened by shortages in oxygen and medical equipment.
Indian officials said 3,293 people died in the past 24 hours, the first time the country saw over 3,000 fatalities in one day.
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India has been logging global daily records of over 300,000 cases for the last seven days.
While the numbers are staggering, experts and epidemiological modelers believe that the real number of COVID cases and fatalities could be much higher.