mandag 6. juli 2020

India becomes third worst-affected country as giant Covid-19 hospital opens

India has passed Russia as the country with the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world after recording a record number of cases for one day. The health ministry added 23,000 new cases on Monday, taking India’s total to 697,000 and almost 20,000 deaths. On Sunday India racked up nearly 25,000, its highest total for one day.

The increases took India past Russia as the third highest total in the world behind Brazil with 1.6m cases and the United States with 2.88m. In the Indian capital New Delhi, medical staff started treating patients at a spiritual centre converted into a sprawling isolation facility and hospital with 10,000 beds, many made of cardboard and chemically coated to make them waterproof.