India reported 314,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, the highest one-day total posted by any nation during the year-long global pandemic. The devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world’s second most populous country has brought its health system to the brink of collapse even in its biggest cities. Experts say super spreader events and a more infectious variant could have caused the surge in India that is now the epicenter of the global pandemic. Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi. 

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