Global Concern Grows as COVID-19 Variant Ravages Rural India
India’s coronavirus death toll crossed 250,000 on Wednesday in the deadliest 24 hours since the pandemic began…. and concern is growing about the transmissibility of the variant that is driving infections in India and spreading worldwide….
The country accounts for half of COVID-19 cases and 30% of deaths worldwide, the World Health Organization said. It has designated the B.1.617 variant found there of global concern but said its full impact is not yet clear.
The variant has been detected in six countries in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organisation said, adding that it was worried it was highly transmissible….