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COVID-19 in India: Rapid spread in Bihar, Odisha causes worry

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Bihar and Odisha are among the five states that have recorded the fastest growth of COVID-19 cases. This has raised serious concerns because these are the states with the poorest health infrastructure with regard to hospital beds and ICU beds per lakh population.

Of the 18 states and Union Territories that have recorded more than 10,000 cases so far, Andhra Pradesh has shown the fastest rate, followed by Bihar, Karnataka, Odisha and Kerala. The daily average growth rate of cases was 9.3% for Andhra Pradesh and 6.1% for Bihar over the past week. Karnataka, Odisha and Kerala have reported cases growing at >5% per day… (ET Healthworld – TNN, August 1, 2020)

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