Modelling by a team of government advisers shows cases could peak by Wednesday this week, a few days earlier than a previous estimate, since the virus has spread faster than expected. Many people have died in ambulances and auto parks waiting for a bed or oxygen.
The true figures are believed to be far higher, with the undercount an apparent reflection of the troubles in the country's healthcare system. That visit was cancelled due to surging COVID-19 cases in India.
This includes some £240 million investment by the Serum Institute of India, supporting clinical trials, research and possibly the manufacturing of vaccines.
At least three states, including Maharashtra, the richest and home to the commercial capital of Mumbai, reported scarcity of vaccines, shutting down some vaccination centres.
"Each and every one of the more than 6,500 jobs we have announced today will help families and communities build back from coronavirus and boost the British and Indian economies".
The Prime Minister will attend a virtual meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday, after he was forced to cancel his planned visit to Delhi due to the country's worsening coronavirus situation.
The spread of the virus has remained unabated despite various social restrictions that have been put in place by several states since mid-April. We are running out of air. You can only make it worse.So please go. "You have forfeited the moral right to be our prime minister". The country added 10 million cases in just over four months, after taking more than 10 months to reach the first 10 million.
"Without drastic measures to bolster the health system to deal with this onslaught, decreased social mixing, and increased effective face mask use, the situation now looks quite grim for India", said an updated country-specific policy briefing from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), a widely regarded independent research wing of the University of Washington based in Seattle.
A health worker takes care of patients inside a banquet hall, temporarily converted into a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients, in New Delhi on 4 May. The British Asian Trust has raised over £1.6 million in the last week through their emergency appeal and United Kingdom business leaders have mobilised in response to the Indian High Commission's request for vital equipment.