New Delhi: Corona's new strain in India is slowly catching people. The Central Government on Thursday said that with the arrival of five new patients from the new UK variant of SARS-CoV-2, the country has reached 25 patients. One of the five new cases has been detected at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in Delhi and the remaining four at National Institute of Virology (NIV) Pune.
The Union Health Ministry said in a statement, "All 25 patients have been kept separately in health facilities." Of the 20 other cases of UK strains of coronavirus, 8 were received at the National Center for Disease Control in Delhi, 7 at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences in Bangalore, 2 in Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad and one in National Institute of Biomedical Genomics near Kolkata, the National Institute of Virology in Pune and the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology.
The center announced on Wednesday that six UK returns were found to be infected with the new strain genome and all of them have been quarantined at designated health care facilities.