WHO: Variant detected in India present in 44 countries

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    India has seen over a quarter of a million people die from COVID-19, as it reports another record number of new deaths, swelled by over 4,200. Daily infections have risen by nearly 350,000. Indian health experts continue to warn of an under-reporting of official figures and believe the total deaths and infections could be five to 10 times higher.

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