With 15 extra folks testing optimistic for the brand new UK variant of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus illness (Covid-19), the whole variety of UK returnees having examined optimistic for the mutant virus within the nation has reached 73, the Union well being ministry stated on Wednesday.
The outcomes are based mostly on the genome sequencing of optimistic samples launched by the Indian Sars-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium labs that the Centre has particularly created for the aim of monitoring any form of mutations within the virus.
“The whole variety of circumstances contaminated with the brand new pressure of the novel coronavirus first reported within the UK now stands at 73,” the ministry stated.
All these individuals have been stored in single room isolation in designated well being care amenities by respective state governments. Their shut contacts have additionally been put underneath quarantine., the ministry stated.
“The state of affairs is underneath cautious watch and common recommendation is being offered to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to INSACOG labs,” stated the well being ministry in a press release.