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India reports more than 352,991 new COVID cases in 24 hours, setting a fresh global record
World

India reports more than 352,991 new COVID cases in 24 hours, setting a fresh global record

  • For the fifth straight day, India has set a new global record for a rise in daily coronavirus cases, in addition to cumulative deaths jumping to an all-time high figure over the past 24 hours.
  • With 352,991 additional cases in the past 24 hours, India's total infections have surpassed 17 million, behind only the United States.
  • There are growing concerns that strains of the virus being tested in India are potentially more contagious.
Updated 26 Apr, 2021 01:26pm
U.S ‘first and foremost’ wants to vaccinate the American people,’ State Dept on COVID vaccine export to embattled India
World

U.S ‘first and foremost’ wants to vaccinate the American people,’ State Dept on COVID vaccine export to embattled India

  • According to the State Department, the United States under the Biden Administration "first and foremost" wants to vaccinate the American people, facing accusations of vaccine hoarding by the broader international community.
  • The Biden Administration has come under fire for its alleged hoarding of essential vaccines for domestic use, without sharing even a portion of its supplies with the international community.
Updated 23 Apr, 2021 07:59pm
India reports world's highest rise in COVID-19 cases
World

India reports world's highest rise in COVID-19 cases

  • In a late surge, India has reported more than 300,000 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the highest global daily total.
  • The country now has a total of 15.93 million cases, the second-highest tally in the world, while deaths jumped by 2104 to reach a tally of 184,657, according to data from the Indian Health Ministry.
Published 22 Apr, 2021 11:37am