India registers another 3,999 COVID fatalities
Published: 12:26 PM, 14 May 2021
Another 3,999 people have died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in India, the worst-hit country by the second wave of the coronavirus, raising the death toll to 262,350.
According to Hindustan Times and NDTV, citing the country’s Ministry of Health on Friday, 343,288 people have been newly infected with the coronavirus in the country in the last 24 hours - which is less than Thursday. With this, the overall caseload in the country stood at 24,046,120.
Meanwhile, 18,75,515 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. About 3 million people have given coronavirus vaccine so far, according to the official figures.
India has seen a record number of infections and deaths from Covid-19 due to the severe oxygen crisis. Crowds have fallen at the morgue and crematorium. Due to lack of space in the crematorium, mass funerals have been organized in several states including Delhi. A mass grave has been dug and a temporary crematorium has been built to cremate the bodies. Muslims are also cooperating in burying bodies forgetting caste and religion.
The Covid-19 pandemic began in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. So far, the coronavirus has spread to 216 countries and regions around the world, including Bangladesh.