NEW DELHI: India accounted for nearly half of the COVID-19 cases reported worldwide last week, the World Health Organization said, as the country’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours.
The WHO said in its weekly epidemiological report that India accounted for 46% of global cases and 25% of global deaths reported in the past week.
Daily infections in the country rose by 382,315 on Wednesday, health ministry data showed, the 14th straight day of more than 300,000 cases.
India’s second deadly surge of COVID-19 has seen hospitals runs out of beds and oxygen and left morgues and crematoriums overflowing. Many people have died in ambulances and car parks waiting for a bed or oxygen.