“At this pace of infection, India is probably only detecting 3 or 4% of its cases,” says Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. “So we’re talking about every day, maybe 5 million infections a day in India right now. That’s a huge number.” India Crosses 20 Million COVID-19 Cases As Critical Shortages Worsen.

+ “On April 26, an 18-month-old infant was found starving as he lay next to his mother’s body. She had died two days before in her house in a small town in Maharashtra, the state with the highest number of cases in India. With the father away, the mother was by herself. Police say that neighbors didn’t want to check on the family fearing COVID. Ultimately, the landlord called the police concerned about the stench and the baby was saved.” Slate: The Children of India’s COVID Surge. “This wave of the virus is hitting young adults hard—leaving countless children to fend for themselves.”

+ India is experiencing the tragedy everyone fears during times of pandemic. And it’s going to get worse. AP: Horrible weeks ahead as India’s virus catastrophe worsens.