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  • India driving increase in Covid-19 numbers in South-East Asia: WHO
  • WHO: India's weekly cases have increased by 150% in the past 7 days
  • India reported 3.03 lakh cases on Monday, 8.2% lower than Sunday

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India driving Covid-19 numbers in South-East Asia: WHO

The active cases climbed to 22,49,335, the highest in 241 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data. 

The World Health Organisation has attributed the increase in Covid-19 numbers in South-East Asia to India.

According to the WHO, India reported 15,94,160 new cases in the week that ended on January 23 as compared to 6,38,872 cases it recorded the previous week, leading to a jump in Covid numbers by 150%.

On Monday, India reported 3,06,064 new cases of Covid-19, 8.2% lower than Sunday.

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The active cases climbed to 22,49,335, the highest in 241 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

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