Mumbai: The number of people infected with the new mutated strain of Covid-19 in India has now reached 38. The number was 29 on Friday 29 January.
A total of 38 samples have been found positive with the new UK Covid-19 variants.
Of the 38 cases of the mutant strain, 10 have been detected at NIMHANS Bengaluru, three at CCMB Hyderabad, five at NIV Pune, 11 at IGIB Delhi, eight at in NCDC Delhi and one at NCBG Kolkata.
NCBS, InSTEM, Bengaluru, CDFD Hyderabad, ILS Bhubaneswar, and NCCS Pune have so far found no UK mutant virus.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) January 4, 2021
The presence of new UK variants has been reported so far by Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore.
The UK recently announced that the newly identified strain of the virus found in their population was 70 per cent more infectious. The Union Health Ministry said on Friday that a total of 29 people have tested positive for the new UK version of SARS-CoV-2 in India.