Coronavirus live news: India reports record new deaths; 60% of all vaccine doses given in just three countries

Posted by on May 19, 2021 1:29 am
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Second wave in Argentina; China, United States and India have administered three fifths of all vaccine doses given so far; India reports over 4,500 deaths for first time

6.29am BST

India has suffered a world record one-day death toll, surpassing the previous highest toll, recorded in the US, of 4,475.

According to the health ministry, 4,529 people were confirmed dead in the last 24 hours. It is the highest daily toll of any country on earth over the course of the pandemic and the first time India has seen a figure over 4,500.

6.26am BST

Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen Sullivan.

India has again suffered a record one-day death toll. According to the health ministry, 4,529 people were confirmed dead in the last 24 hours. It is the highest daily toll of any country on earth over the course of the pandemic and the first time India has seen a figure over 4,500.

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