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India’s Covid-19 cases hit 7-month high as Omicron sweeps through Delhi and Mumbai

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The Omicron variant is fuelling a Covid-19 surge in India, with new cases climbing nearly 30 per cent to 117,000 on Friday, the most since June last year at the tail-end of the deadly second wave of infections driven by the Delta variant.Cases have risen 11-fold in just two weeks. The R0 value that indicates the spread of the infection is already 2.69 higher, than the 1.69 recorded at the peak of the second wave.“The pandemic is expanding and the surge is exponential,” said Balram Bhargava, who…

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