India records 3,980 deaths and 412,000 cases of covid in 24 hours

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A India recorded a record of almost 4,000 deaths from covid-19 and 412,000 new contagions in 24 hours, according to official data published on Thursday (6).

The figures from the Ministry of Health account for 3,980 deaths and 412,262 cases in just one day, which brings the number of fatalities to 230,168 and infections registered in India to 21.1 million since the beginning of the pandemic.

Some experts believe that the official figures are far below reality.

The new record broke a series of several days of slight drop in cases.

After the previous record of 402,000 daily contaminations last Friday, in the following days the country registered a slight decrease to 357,000 cases, before rising again from Tuesday.

The violent increase in the number of cases since the end of March has caused the collapse of hospitals, which face a lack of beds, medicine and oxygen.