Covid: India sees world's highest daily cases amid oxygen shortage


India has recorded the highest one-day tally of new Covid-19 cases anywhere in the world - and the country's highest number of deaths over 24 hours.


It has close to 16 million confirmed cases, second only to the US.

The country is in the grip of a second wave, raising more fears about its overwhelmed health care system.


Crowds have formed outside hospitals in major cities which are filled to capacity. A number of people have died while waiting for oxygen.