People wearing protective face masks wait to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre in Mumbai, India, April 28, 2021.
Niharika Kulkarni | Reuters
India on Saturday reported a record one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths as cases surged by more than 400,000 for the third consecutive day.
India’s health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to just under 240,000. Cases rose by 401,078, increasing the pandemic’s total to 21.9 million.