India recorded 349,691 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, another global coronavirus record.

The overall tally is now 16.9 million and the death toll stands at 192,311, including a record 2,767 deaths, according to the Health Ministry.

A rapid increase in the positivity rate in the last few days has put a severe strain on the health system as hospitals are facing a massive shortage of oxygen.

The Modi government is under the pump its and has called in air force and railways to transport oxygen tankers.

The situation is more concerning in New Delhi, where hospitals are facing a serious shortage. Several hospitals have approached the Delhi High Court because of shortages and a number of hospitals have stopped taking new patients.

With 20 patients dead in one hospital late Friday because of the low oxygen supply, the Delhi court on Saturday warned it would “hang” anyone who tries to obstruct oxygen supplies to hospitals in the capital.

The court also referred to increasing cases as a “tsunami.”

The government is facing tough questions for the grim situation throughout the country as it is being

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