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India Deluge Of Covid Deaths : 3,689 More Succumb Setting New Grim Record

India has recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll since the pandemic began - a day after it became the first country to see more than 400,000 new cases.

The Health Ministry said 3,689 people had died within the past 24 hours.

Hospitals are battling to treat patients amid a chronic shortage of beds and Medical Oxygen.

Experts have cited low testing rates and the number of people dying at home, especially in rural areas, as contributing factors to under-reported figures.

The Country's previous highest daily death toll, also reported this week, was 3,645.