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India’s coronavirus crisis spreads to its villages, where health care is hard to find

Rural areas, where >65% of India’s 1.3 billion people live, had been spared in the 1st wave of the #COVID19 pandemic but are now facing devastating numbers of infections.


3/4 of all districts in India are reporting a #coronavirus positivity rate of more than 10%.


With more than 23 million reported cases, India is the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. The country is recording more than 4,000 deaths a day, which experts say is an undercount. This week the World Health Organization classified the variant first found in India as a variant of “concern” and said initial studies suggested it spreads more easily.

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