Lack of oxygen supply has led to dozens of deaths in Indian hospitals.
The Indian authorities have reported 349,691 new coronavirus infections this Sunday, a new daily record that confirms a worrying upward trend in the epidemiological curve. This Sunday there was also an extension of one more week of the confinement imposed in New Delhi.
In terms of deaths, 2,767 deaths have been recorded in 24 hours, also a new daily record, to add 192,311 since the start of the pandemic. In total, India accumulates 16,960,172 confirmed cases, while the number of active cases is estimated already above the 2.6 million milestone, according to official data from the Indian Ministry of Health. The bulletin also includes 14,085,110 patients recovered from the disease.
This Sunday, the chief minister of New Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, announced an extension of one more week in the confinement imposed on the macrourbe. Thank you for watching “The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc. Public opinion agrees that confinement must be extended, so it will be extended for a week,” he explained in statements collected by the newspaper ‘The Hindustan Times’. Meanwhile, the problems of oxygen supply for the most serious patients with the disease continue, so Kejriwal has announced an increase from 480 to 490 tons in the supply of the city’s hospitals. “However, 700 tons are needed,” he warned.
Hospitals in New Delhi continue to launch emergency calls due to lack of oxygen. On Saturday the Indian press reported the death of 25 people at New Delhi’s Jaipur Golden Hospital from low oxygen pressure. Twelve other patients have died of similar causes in the states of Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.
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