UK strain of coronavirus dominates parts of India

The UK strain of coronavirus (SARS Cov-2) dominates parts of India including Punjab, Delhi, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka. The double mutant variant termed B 1.617 is detected in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi ad Gujurat. The South African variant known as B 1.315 predominantly detected in Telangana and Delhi. The Brazilian variant (P1) negligible proportion detected in Maharashtra

Singh added the states and union territories should maintain strict surveillance in districts reporting new variants of concerns. So it’s possible to take stringent public health measures including genome sequencing of positive samples of persons having travel history and contact tracing.

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