In last 24 hours, India recorded 314,835 new cases of coronavirus —the highest one-day number recorded all over the world. The number of deaths recorded in the same time period are 2104.
Now India’s number of total cases is almost 16 million, which is second to US with 31.9 million. This second wave of coronavirus has a vicious grip over the whole country. It has also causes an extreme shortage of oxygen which has increased the fear of overwhelmed health care system.
Amid all this, Delhi’s high court is criticizing the central government on the way it is dealing with the oxygen crisis in the city. “This is ridiculous. We want to know what the centre is doing with regard to oxygen supply across India. The judges said while reading out the verdict in a petition by the owner of six private hospitals.
Lack of oxygen has caused many people to lose their lives. People on social media are appealing for making oxygen available and health services are struggling to deal with this situation.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra, a state that was already under partial lockdown since 14 April, has announced some additional restrictions starting from Thursday evening. For the record, Maharashtra is the worst coronavirus-affected state.
Maharashtra accounts for almost a quarter of total coronavirus cases in the country. More than any other state, Maharashtra has reported 67,468 deaths. In total, more than 180,000 deaths have been recorded so far in India due to coronavirus. The fatality rate may be low, but the deaths have been increasing.