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Coronavirus live updates | Surge in infections has overwhelmed hospitals, morgues and crematoriums and left families scrambling for medicines and oxygen.

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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A medic, in PPE suit, collects nasal swab for Covid-19 test, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, Kochi (Photo: PTI)
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live updates: India recorded 392,488 new cases on Sunday, as countries rush supplies of oxygen and medical goods to the country battling a disastrous second wave of infections.

The country recorded 3,689 deaths from the disease to take total fatalities to 215,542, as per Union The country’s total case count stands at 195,57,457.

The surge in infections has overwhelmed hospitals, morgues and crematoriums and left families scrambling for scarce medicines and oxygen. New Delhi extended its lockdown, and a fire killed 16 patients and two nurses in a Covid-19 ward of a hospital in Gujrat's Bharuch after Friday midnight.

Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer or Serum Institute, said he and his family went to London because he was under from powerful people in India demanding supplies of Covishield, the vaccine his Pune-based company is producing under licence from the Oxford/AstraZeneca.

World update: The global count for infections stands at 152,804,036, according to worldometers.info website on Sunday. As many as 130,074,353 people have recovered after contracting the disease and 3,206,479 have died. The US remains the worst-hit country with 33,146,008 cases, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey.

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