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India’s Biggest Cities See Covid-19 Cases Fall Sharply, Raising Hopes for Omicron Peak

NEW DELHI—Covid-19 cases in New Delhi and Mumbai have fallen sharply in recent days as a surge of the Omicron variant peaks in some of India’s biggest cities, raising hopes that prior infections will offset a relatively low vaccination rate and help prevent a repeat of last year’s catastrophic wave.

India is still a few weeks away from a nationwide peak, as the virus continues to spread in rural areas and smaller cities, according to doctors and public-health experts, who also warn that daily hospitalizations and deaths will likely continue climbing even as infections slow down.

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