COVID-19: India coronavirus cases soar past 20 million with health system on brink of collapse – By Sky News Newsroom (Sky News) / May 4 2021
The government says infection rates are coming down, but experts believe the true figure for cases and fatalities is higher.
The number of new coronavirus infections in India has passed 20 million with 357, 229 new cases reported in the latest 24-hour period.
The health ministry also reported another 3,449 deaths for the same period.
India is now the second nation in the world, after the United States, to pass the milestone with health ministry data showing 222,408 deaths since the pandemic began.
The government says infection rates are coming down, after the country set yet another daily global record for COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with 401,993 new infections.
But experts believe the true figure for COVID-19 cases and fatalities is higher.