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India becomes second-worst hit country as Covid cases surge


A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at HB Kanwatia Hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on April 11, 2021.

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India overtook Brazil as the second worst-infected country behind the United States after data showed that Covid-19 cases continued to surge.

The South Asian nation reported more than 168,000 new cases over a 24-hour period on Monday, according to health ministry data. Around 83% of the new infections were reported in 10 states, including the western state of Maharashtra, which is home to India’s financial capital Mumbai.

Since the beginning of April, India has reported more than 1.37 million cases, bringing the country’s total…


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