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Two years of Covid: India sees rise in vaccination, decline in cases

India recorded nearly 350,000 cases during the third wave, however, deaths were muted, unlike in the US and Europe


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Ishaan Gera
Two years ago, on March 24, the government imposed a lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 cases. Restrictions on movement combined with limited testing resources meant low infection levels in the few months of lockdown. But as the government eased restrictions and started testing more from May 31, cases began rising. In September 2020, India crossed the 100,000 daily Covid-19 cases mark. Deaths during the first wave crossed the 1,000 daily tally during the same period. On October 4, 2020, India had registered over 100,000 deaths.

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First Published: Mar 23 2022 | 11:43 PM IST

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