India’s rate of new coronavirus infections surges past 100,000 with no signs of slowing down.

  • Infections reached 100,000 and deaths passed 3,000 on Tuesday.
  • The number of cases now matches India’s number of intensive care beds.
  • 4,970 new cases were reported in the previous 24 hours. Deaths rose by 134.
  • New cases in India have risen by an average of more than 4,000 a day over the past week.
  • India officially extended the lockdown on Sunday to May 31.
  • India’s death rate is less than that of some other big countries, at 3%, compared with about 6% for the United States.
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