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India’s Covid death toll at record high, but true figure likely to be worse

Many patients do not have access to healthcare or do not come forward for tests, doctors have warned

India’s daily Covid deaths and infections hit new records on Saturday, but doctors and bereaved families have warned that even these bleak official statistics are seriously underestimating the scale of the country’s tragedy.

As a court in Delhi said India is facing not just a second wave but a “tsunami”, and hospitals had to turn patients away as they ran out of both beds and oxygen, people in many parts of India are still avoiding testing or struggling to access it.

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