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Israel mulls sending medical aid to COVID-battered India

Israel is considering sending medical aid to India as its healthcare system buckles under the strain of new coronavirus patients, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

The report says officials at the Foreign Ministry discussed the matter Sunday but have yet to make a decision.

For the fourth straight day, India on Sunday set a global daily record for new infections, spurred by an insidious, new variant that emerged there, undermining the government’s premature claims of victory over the pandemic.

The 349,691 confirmed cases over the past day brought India’s total to more than 16.9 million, behind only the United States. The Health Ministry reported another 2,767 deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing India’s COVID-19 fatalities to 192,311.

AP contributed to this report.

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