On Wednesday, India topped a milestone of 200,000 people who have died from COVID-19, along with an uptick of new infections across its cities and rural areas.
India, the second-most populous country in the world after China, with a population of nearly 1.4 billion people, also reported a record 362,757 new infections on Wednesday.
According to the country’s health ministry, it reported a single-day record of 3,293 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising India’s death toll to 201,187, the Associated Press reports.
The grim milestone makes India the fourth country to cross 200,000 deaths after the United States, Brazil and Mexico.
New Delhi, the nation’s capital, remains under lockdown, along with the southern states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Regarding vaccinations, Indians 18 and older will be eligible for a vaccine on Saturday. At the present time, India’s vaccination program seems to be struggling as only around 10 percent of the country’s population has received a single dose of the vaccine, and just over 1.5 percent have been able to receive both shots.
Several Christian organizations have since responded to the COVID crisis in India as its hospitals are full and running out of supplies of drugs and oxygen.
According to the charity Gospel For Asia, much of the people in India are more concerned about starvation than COVID-19.
The charity’s UK Director John-Paul Dao told Premier Christian News that people in most deprived areas are depending on churches for their survival…
Learn more about through GFA World COVID-19 Updates from the Field, and how to help those in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, giving food and aid to Coronavirus victims.
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