Today, for the fifth straight day, India has set a single-day record for the number of positive Covid cases. More than 350,000 people tested positive for COVID-19, and nearly 3,000 people died from the illness.
And that’s likely a significant underestimate.
Horror stories are emerging from cities like Delhi, where hospitals are nearly full and there are no more ICU beds. The BBC reports some patients are forced to try to recover at home, and must turn to the black market for oxygen tanks. The going rate for oxygen support through the black market is more than six times the usual price.
“We’ve been hit with unimaginable challenges, but we are still focused on the most-persecuted during this crisis,” Pastor Samuel says. “We’re doing all we can to help provide emergency relief to Christian families desperate for aid as hospitals overflow and the need for relief is at an all-time high.”
India is in crisis. The current second wave of infections has made the situation worse than anywhere in the world.
And for Christians in India, the crisis may be even worse.