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Watch | Ground Report: Delhi Struggles to Survive Second Wave of COVID-19

Plunged into a crisis where the medical infrastructure has fallen far too short, many aren't able to survive.

For six consecutive days, India has recorded over 300,000 cases of COVID-19. Within the month of April, nearly 34,600 lives were lost as the second wave of the coronavirus ravaged the country.

In the capital, New Delhi, people are struggling to survive. Throughout the city, dozens of ambulances are making the rounds, carrying patients who are in desperate need of oxygen and hospitalisation. Plunged into a crisis where the medical infrastructure has fallen far too short, many aren’t able to survive.

The Wire‘s Seraj Ali reports the crisis, covering hospitals that are running out of beds, oxygen manufacturing plants running at fulls capacity, and graveyards and crematoriums seeing more deaths than ever before.