India logs 247,000 new coronavirus cases, sharpest daily hike so far

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India recorded more than 247,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday, its biggest-day single-day rise since the beginning of the pandemic, according to officials and news reports. The pandemic’s third wave in India has been fuelled by the highly infectious Omicron variant, which is spreading exponentially in bigger cities like New Delhi and Mumbai. A total of 247,417 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, 52,697 more than the previous day, federal Health Ministry data showed. Although there have been larger increases in overall numbers in the past, it was the sharpest jump the country ha…

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