COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates: Tuesday / Wednesday, Nov. 23-24

The next ‘Daily Update’ will be on Monday, Nov. 29.
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Murphy the Trickster God willing, there won’t be much news for me to aggregate over the holiday weekend… and if there were, you probably wouldn’t have time to read it!

(I will still be posting over the weekend, maybe even some longer pandemic articles that I’ve got bookmarked.)


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India reported on Wednesday 9,283 new COVID-19 cases, a day after recording 7,579 infections – the lowest in 543 days. But testing has hovered around 1 million per day for the past few weeks, less than half the capacity. read more

“In the absence of sustained levels of sufficient testing, it is very difficult to determine the true level of infection spread in a geography,” Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a letter sent to the northeastern state of Nagaland, which has reduced testing by more than a third in two months…

India has so far reported 34.5 million infections. The United States has the only higher total number of cases. Deaths in India rose by 437 on Wednesday to 466,584.

Health workers have started a door-to-door vaccination campaign in India as tens of millions of Indians have not taken their second dose by the due date.

India has so far administered 1.18 billion vaccine doses – at least one dose in 82% of its 944 million adults and two in 44%.

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