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14 More Cases Of New Coronavirus strain Found In India

All the patients have been isolated in separate rooms in designated health care facilities by their respective state governments, and their close contacts have been put under quarantine.

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The number of people returning to India from the United Kingdom, who has tested positive for the new coronavirus mutant genome, detected in the UK in September, has risen from 6 to 20 on Tuesday. The Union Health Ministry Reported on Wednesday. The people who have tested positive are from some states including Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, etc.

The state which has the most number of positive cases of the new coronavirus strain is Karnataka. In addition to the three people who were found positive of Tuesday, four more were tested positive on Wednesday, riding the number of affected people to seven.  Out of 20 people, four are from Delhi. They were tested on Wednesday and have been isolated in separate rooms, in Lok Nayak hospital.

At least one person has been tested positive from the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The health secretary from Tamil Nadu, J. Radhakrishnan confirmed on Tuesday that a person who has returned from the UK have tested positive for the new strain of Corona Virus. While the other cases were reported from Warangal and Nellore respectively.

A two-year-old girl was found positive in Utter Pradesh, prompting health officials to issue an alert according to the report of Hindustan Times. West Bengal also reported its first case of the new strain of Covid-19 on Wednesday. The patient is the son of a senior official of the Calcutta Medical College, who had recently returned from London.

All the patients have been isolated in separate rooms in designated health care facilities by their respective state governments, and their close contacts have been put under quarantine.

Comprehensive contact tracing has also been initiated for their co-travellers, family contacts etc. Genome sequencing on the specimens is going on.


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