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New Covid variant ‘Arcturus’ behind surge in cases in India


New Delhi: The spike in Covid cases in India is being driven by the new Arcturus variant. Formally called XBB 1.16, Arcturus is a sub variant of Omicron that has led to concerns about a fresh wave of Covid infections. India on April 13 recorded a single-day rise of 10,158 coronavirus cases, highest in nearly eight...

India records 3,016 new Covid cases, highest in nearly 6 months


New Delhi: India recorded 3,016 new Covid cases in past 24 hours, a 40 per cent jump since March 29. The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 2.7 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.71 per cent, according to the Union health ministry data. The infection count of March 30 is the...