5 new cases of mutant Covid strain in India, tally rises to 25

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Five new cases of the UK strain of coronavirus have been detected, which takes the total number of such patients to 25.

Four out of the five cases have been traced at National Institute of Virology, Pune and CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi. The patients have been kept in isolation at the state health facilities.

According to the news agency ANI, the health ministry official said, “A total of 25 cases of mutant United Kingdom virus detected in India after genome sequencing. Four new cases found by NIV, Pune and one new case sequenced in IGIB, Delhi. All 25 persons are in physical isolation at health facilities.”

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