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India sets Covid-19 infection record for fourth straight day

April 25, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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India reported 349,691 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the fourth day in a row the country has set a world record for daily infections during the coronavirus pandemic, according to government and scientific tallies.

(CNN)India reported 349,691 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the fourth day in a row the country has set a world record for daily infections during the coronavirus pandemic, according to government and scientific tallies.

Despite administering the most number of coronavirus vaccines in the world after the United States and China, India ranks lower than many countries in per capita vaccination, according to CNN data.

In his monthly radio program, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed the importance of getting vaccinated and referred to the second Covid-19 wave as a "storm" that had "shaken the nation. "

As Covid-19 cases surge and India continues to face severe oxygen shortages, private companies are stepping in to offer their support.

"We're flying charters into India with oxygen concentrators and other essential supplies and can build more capacity on demand," Barua posted on LinkedIn. Several industrial players are also redirecting oxygen production toward aiding the shortage.

The Steel Authority of India, along with private steel giant Jindal Steel and Power and the Tata Group, the country's biggest industrial group, have been supplying oxygen to affected states.

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