Coronavirus: India’s death toll passes quarter-million mark; scores of corpses found floating in Ganges

May 12, 2021 | INVESTING

India’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 250,000 on Wednesday, official data showed, as the pandemic raged across the vast country of 1.3 billion people.According to the health ministry, 4,205 people died in the past 24 hours – a new record – taking total fatalities to 254,197.The number of cases rose almost 350,000 to 23.3 million, the second-highest after the United States.While contagion is easing in major cities, the virus appears to be running unchecked in India’s vast rural hinterland…

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