India has witnessed horrific scenes in recent weeks with severe shortages of oxygen at hospitals. File photo
India has reported on Saturday 41,649 new coronavirus cases with 593 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
On Tuesday, India had registered 29,689 new COVID cases, less than the 30,000-mark in 132 days, and 415 deaths.
The total number of deaths has reached 423,810 as per the government data and active cases number 4,08,920.
According to the government, 37,291 people were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 30,781,263 till date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 53 days.
According to the health ministry data, a total of 461,518,479 COVID vaccine doses have been administered in India so far, including 5,299,036 in the last 24 hours.
The total number of samples tested so far has reached 464,650,723 as on July 29, including 1,816,277 samples tested on Friday.
The country of 1.3 billion people added a record-high of 261,500 new cases on Sunday, with one-in-six people who underwent tests returning positive coronavirus results, the ministry said.
"There were 17 patients inside when a fire broke out in the ICU of Vijay Vallabh Hospital, out of which 13 died and four have been shifted to other facilities," fire department official Morrison Khavari said.
The low-cost beds are chemically coated to make them waterproof and can hold a 300-kilogramme load, said Vikram Dhawan, who along with his brother came up with the design while they were stuck at home during the country's months-long lockdown.
India is slowly emerging from the darkest days of the pandemic. After declining last year, cases began surging in March, surpassing 400,000 new infections per day in May. The impact was immediate — hospitals were overwhelmed with patients struggling to breathe.
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