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India opens one of largest hospitals to treat coronavirus

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Medical professionals and health workers during the inauguration of Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital in New Delhi, India, on June 27, 2020 PHOTO: CNN - Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
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After seeing the biggest one-day increase in Covid-19 infections, India is partially-opening one of the world’s largest hospitals specifically to treat the virus.

The Sardar Patel COVID Care Center opened on Sunday, making 2,000 of its 10,000 beds available so far with the rest being made available on Wednesday. The opening, coincided with Delhi being marked as the world’s worst-hit city in terms of Covid-19 cases, as it saw about 80,000 testings positive, with officials saying the hospital will provide a huge relief to its residents.

Previously Mumbai held the record of most cases confirmed and according to authorities, the only areas with more cases than Delhi are the state of Maharashtra with a count of 159,133, and Tamil Nadu with around 82,000.

The country reported 19,906 new infections and 410 new deaths from the virus, bringing the total to 528,859 positive cases and 16,095 fatalities.
Recently, India’s disparities between the rich and poor have been highlighted by the number of private hospitals being used by those with more funds, while those with low socioeconomic status are overcrowding public hospitals. Undoubtedly the public hospitals’ capacity limits could be contributing to the spread of the virus.
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