Daily COVID-19 infections now more than 400,000 in India


India on Saturday recorded 401,993 daily cases, Health Ministry figures show -- a new global record.


The ministry said the overall coronavirus mark has now surpassed 19 million, while the death toll stands at 211,853, including 3523 new fatalities.


India has added more than 300,000 daily cases for nine consecutive days beginning April 22, pushing the health system to its limits and causing an acute shortage of hospital beds, oxygen and treatment drugs like Remdesevir.