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India Coronavirus Dispatch: Festive season, weather may lead to case spike

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A man reacts as a medical worker collects a nasal sample for a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Srinagar

Shreegireesh Jalihal New Delhi
Crucial month: Health experts in Delhi warn that flouting of Covid norms amid festive season, change in weather and lack of restrictions on cross-border movement is bound to lead to a spike in cases. For the last three days, Delhi has been reporting over 4,000 cases daily. Further, with 54 deaths in 24 hours, the national capital also saw the highest fatalities since July 7. Over the last week, the daily positivity rate has also increased. Experts say the numbers may increase by nearly two to three times the daily cases reported now. Calling it a ‘second wave’, however, is

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First Published: Oct 27 2020 | 3:41 PM IST

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