India surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis, with experts warning the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be "horrible", SİA reports citing Yahoo News.

India's official count of coronavirus cases surpassed 20 million on Tuesday, nearly doubling in the past three months, while deaths officially have passed 220,000.

Staggering as those numbers are, the true figures are believed to be far higher, the undercount an apparent reflection of the troubles in the health care system.

The country has witnessed scenes of people dying outside overwhelmed hospitals and funeral pyres lighting up the night sky.

Infections have surged in India since February in a disastrous turn blamed on more contagious variants of the virus as well as government decisions to allow massive crowds to gather for Hindu religious festivals and political rallies before state elections.

Infections in India are rising faster than anywhere else in the world, a solemn reminder the pandemic is far from ending.

India's top health official, Rajesh Bhushan, refused to speculate last month as to why authorities weren't better prepared.

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