‘HUNDREDS Cremated in Mass Funerals as Coronavirus Cases Surge in India’
India has set a new global record for daily coronavirus infections for the fourth day in a row.
More than 349,600 cases were reported on Sunday, bringing the total to 16.69 million.
The country confirmed 2,767 covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours – its highest toll so far.
Total fatalities from the virus have now reached 192,311.
As the death toll rises, families are left to cremate their loved ones at overburdened crematoriums.
Indian authorities have been scrambling to deliver oxygen as hospital admissions and infections surge.
The new surge is thought to be driven by the emergence of new variants, as well as mass gatherings.
The government have deployed trains to transport supplies across the country.
The US has vowed to send support after expressing “deep concerns” over the country’s situation.
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