Gas and firewood furnaces at a crematorium in the western Indian state of Gujarat have been running so long without a break during the COVID-19 pandemic that metal parts have begun to melt.
- Fewer than a quarter of all deaths in India are registered, making estimating the COVID-19 fatality rate difficult
- The Chief Minister of the Indian capital declared the shortage of oxygen in the state was at “emergency” level
- India’s official numbers put it second to the United States in total caseload, with 14.8 million cases
With hospitals full and oxygen and medicine in short supply in an already creaky health system, several major cities are reporting far larger numbers of cremations and burials under coronavirus protocols than official…