New Delhi: India on Sunday recorded over 3.92 lakh new cases covid-19 cases with 3,689 deaths in the last 24 hours. The Covid caseload surged to 1.95 crores.
As India battles its second wave, several hospitals are already overburdened and have reported a shortage of oxygen supply, vaccines, beds and even medicines. The country's daily Covid cases passed the 1 lakh mark for the first time about three weeks ago.
Meanwhile, for the second straight day, Delhi reported over 400 Covid deaths on Sunday while the positivity rate -dropped below 30 per cent, according to the state health bulletin. The city also added 20,394 fresh cases.
It reported 407 deaths on Sunday, a tad behind the 412 deaths on Saturday, the highest so far. The positivity rate stood at 28.33 per cent.
The city has so far recorded 11,94,946 cases, of which over 10.85 lakh have recovered. The death count due to the viral disease stands at 16,966, the bulletin said.