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Red Cross Warns COVID Cases “Exploding” in Asia as India Continues to Break New Records

HeadlineMay 12, 2021

India has topped 23 million COVID-19 cases as the nation reported a record 4,200 fatalities today, bringing its total official death toll to over a quarter of a million. As India continues to grapple with its devastating second wave, the Red Cross is warning coronavirus cases are “exploding” across the world, and in particular throughout Asia and the Pacific. The group says the region represents seven out of the 10 countries with the fastest-rising caseloads. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization says the Indian coronavirus variant has now spread to almost 50 countries, with Britain reporting the highest number of cases related to the variant.

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