A new strain of Corona has been found in four more people in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. Now the number of cases of new strains infected in India has increased to 38. The Union Health Ministry gave this information on Monday. The parents of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl living in Sant Vihar locality of Meerut district and a 15-year-old relative of the girl living in Balwant Nagar have been confirmed.
Of the 38 cases infected by the new strain, eight samples were identified at the National Center for Disease Control in New Delhi, 11 were identified at Genomics and Integrative Biology in Delhi and one at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kolkata, the ministry said. .
In addition, five samples were identified at Pune’s National Institute of Virology (NIV), three at Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, and 10 samples at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Hospital (NIMHANS), Bangalore.
On the other hand, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has informed by tweeting that a new strain of Corona has been found in the eight passengers who returned from Britain. Five of them are from Mumbai and one each from Pune, Thane and Mira Bhayander. Attempt is being made to contact them.
So far, new corona virus has been confirmed in five people in Meerut. Earlier, a new strain of corona was confirmed in a two and a half year old girl resident of Sant Vihar Colony. The child’s parents returned from Delhi on the night of 14 December. Where everyone was tested. All five belong to the same family. So far 13 samples have been sent to the central lab, of which 12 have been reported. Seven reported negative and five reported positive. The baby’s aunt’s report is yet to come. CMO Dr. Akhilesh Mohan has confirmed this.
Corona’s second strain in Meerut has caused a stir. The health department team conducted an antigen test of 122 people in Sant Vihar and Lallapura. However, all these reports have come negative. There are six people nearby, including the Corona-positive couple and their relatives with the baby girl, whose samples were sent to Delhi for sequencing.
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The couple lives in the UK with two children. Came here to meet his family on the night of 14 December. In the past, 88 people who have returned to Meerut from Britain are under the supervision of the Department of Health. Four of these people came to Corona positive.