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COVID-19: Daily Deaths Hit Record 4,529 as India’s Vaccination Drive Falters

Science | 19/05/2021 01:09 PM | Click to read full article

India’s daily death toll due to COVID-19 continues to rise, hitting a record of 4,529 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country recorded 2.67 lakh new infections in the day. The government said about 98% of India ‘s population of 1.3 billion remained susceptible to infections.

Whereas the epidemic there peaked months ago, there is no certainty that India ‘s infections have. Though the official count shows new infections subsiding, there are fears that the new, highly infectious B.1.617 variant, first found in India , is out of control.