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live updates: India reported on Friday 44,230 new Covid-19 cases, and 555 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, said the country’s  

The country now has 315,723,44 cases in all and its total fatalities are at 423,217. Active cases increased for the third day straight, said the ministry. The nationwide numbers come day after three states in the south reported a spike in infections.

Kerala reported yesterday more than 22,000 fresh Covid-19 cases for the third day straight: the spike prompting the state to announce a weekend Karnataka and Tamil Nadu recorded a rise in new infections on Thursday as well, taking India’s daily case count to nearly 45,000, the highest in 22 days. 

World updates: US secretary of state Antony Blinken met the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in Kuwait on Wednesday where he pledged his support to the UN agency’s investigation in China into the origins of the pandemic.

New research showed that those vaccinated who were infected carry a significant amount of the virus, contradicting earlier observations that those inoculated weren’t infectious, the 'New York Times' reported.

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