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Southern states account for nearly half of India's total Covid infections

One in 5 Covid infections originated from southern states until a fortnight ago, shows data

A health worker testing for Covid-19 collects the swab sample of a passenger in Bengaluru on November 27, 2021. (PTI Photo)A health worker testing for Covid-19 collects the swab sample of a passenger in Bengaluru on November 27, 2021. (PTI Photo)
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A health worker testing for Covid-19 collects the swab sample of a passenger in Bengaluru on November 27, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Ishaan Gera New Delhi
Although India is recording nearly 250,000 cases daily for a week now, unlike the second wave, hospitalisations have been muted. However, in terms of the spread of infections, the country is mimicking the trends of the second wave.

As cases ebb in Maharashtra and Delhi, southern states are witnessing a surge in infections. A Business Standard analysis of daily infection figures shows that on January 27, the 5 southern states accounted for nearly half of India’s daily infection numbers.

Karnataka and Kerala account for one in three infections detected in the country, whereas every tenth case found in India is
Topics : Coronavirus

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First Published: Jan 29 2022 | 1:49 PM IST

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