India records 400,000 COVID-19 cases in a day for first time as surge worsens

Published May 01 2021 at 2:55 PM GMT
  • India surpassed 400,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period for the first time on Saturday, marking yet another global daily infection record.
  • The country recorded 3,523 deaths during the same span, which experts believe to be an undercount, Al Jazeera reports.
  • Additionally, a fire broke out in a COVID-19 hospital ward in western India, reportedly killing 16 patients and two staff members.
  • As the surge worsens, several countries, including the United States, have restricted travel from India.
  • The U S, which has also been delivering pandemic-related supplies to the country, will officially implement the travel ban on May 4 "in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating" there, the White House confirmed Friday.



  • Published May 1, 2021 2:55 PM GMT