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India Sees Deadliest Day Of Pandemic With COVID-19 Deaths Topping 4,000

As bad as the reported numbers are, the actual toll is likely much worse. India's relentless virus surge is leading to deadly shortages of hospital beds, medical oxygen and drugs.
Family members and relatives wearing protective gear arrive to cremate the bodies of victims who died of the COVID-19 at an open air crematorium on the outskirts of Bangalore on Saturday. Source: Manjunath Kiran

India reported its highest daily death toll — 4,187 people — on Saturday, weeks into the world's worst wave of coronavirus cases that's leaving people without lifesaving hospital beds, oxygen and drugs.

In all, nearly 240,000 people in India are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, with reported infections topping 21 million.

It's a bitter turn for India, which had managed to

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