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  • India Breaks Its Single-Day Case Record With More Than 100,000 New Infections - April 5, 2021

    https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n854
    Covid-19: India sees new spike in cases despite vaccine rollout

    BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n854 (Published 30 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n854
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    New variants

    India began its genomic sequencing project for covid-19 last year but, according to a paper6 published by Indian government scientists involved in the sequencing, its pace and volume has been insufficient when compared with India’s high number of cases.
    A recent press statement7 from the government said that even though variants of concern have been found in India, they have not been detected in high enough numbers to either establish a direct relationship or explain the rapid surge in cases.
    In total, Indian government laboratories have done the genome sequencing of 10?787 samples of SARS-CoV2 to look for variants, and found 771...

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    India Breaks Its Single-Day Case Record With More Than 100,000 New Infections


    April 5, 2021
    9:03 AM ET


    MUMBAI — India on Monday recorded its biggest daily jump in coronavirus infections, joining only a handful of countries, including the United States, to cross the threshold of 100,000 new cases in a single day.

    A surge is happening across South Asia. Pakistan's prime minister and president are among those to test positive in recent weeks. A one-week lockdown began in Bangladesh on Monday.

    But shops, factories and even cinemas remain open in most of India. Election rallies are being held in several states. Officials are trying to avoid the economic pain of a total lockdown: Last spring, India's economy shrank nearly 24% under nationwide restrictions, and there were cases of starvation among the poor.

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    https://www.npr.org/sections/coronav...new-infections

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