Two new variants of COVID-19 detected in Maharashtra and Kerala; highly transmissible says Director of PGIMER, Chandigarh
Director of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh said in a interview that the new COVID-19 variants which are detected in the country and in UK are highly transmissible and all necessary precautions should be taken to prevent the increase in cases. Currently there are 55 active COVID-19 patients in PGIMER, Chandigarh and there have been increase in cases in the last 2 weeks.
As per the Union Health Ministry, India has currently reported 13,742 new COVID-19 cases,14037 discharges and 104 deaths in the last 24 hours. Which makes takes the current tally to 1,46,907 in India but United States of America still remains the worst hit nation by the virus.
Health Ministry on Tuesday revealed that India has detected 2 new variants of the virus named N440 K in Maharashtra and E484Q in Kerala.