India registers single-day high of 273,810 cases


India recorded a fresh daily high Monday of over 273,000 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.


According to figures released by the Health Ministry, 273,810 cases were registered, taking the country’s total past 15 million. The ministry said they also recorded 1,619 new deaths and the death toll stood at 178,769.


The western state of Maharashtra and capital New Delhi continued to record a large number of cases. Figures show that Maharashtra saw over 68,000 new infections and New Delhi more than 25,000 in the past 24 hours.


With cases rising, there have been reports of shortages of beds, medical oxygen supplies and treatment drugs like remdesivir in various parts of the country.


Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Sunday evening that New Delhi is facing an acute shortage of oxygen.