4 New Cases Of UK COVID Variant Detected In India, 29 In Total 

The new COVID variant found in the UK has sparked worries globally, since it is said to be much more infectious.

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Four new cases of the mutant UK coronavirus have been found in India, taking the total to 29.

"All 29 persons are in physical isolation in health facilities," the Health Ministry said in a release on Friday, 1 January.

Earlier, eight cases were found to be positive for the new strain at NCDC, Delhi, seven at NIMHANS, Bengaluru, two at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, and one each at NIV, Pune, IGIB and NIBG Kalyani.

Concerns Over New Variant and India’s COVID Situation

The new COVID variant found in the UK has sparked worries across the world, since it is said to be much more infectious.

India had suspended all flights to and from the UK from 23 December. The suspension will be in force till 7 January.

India on Thursday reported 21,821 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 1,02,66,674. The death toll increased by 299 to 1,48,738.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 2,57,656 active cases across the country, while 98,60,280 patients have been discharged so far. A total of 26,139 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours.

The number of new daily infections has been falling in the country since mid-September, when it reached a peak of over 90,000 cases a day. The number of active COVID-19 cases has also come down from a high of more than 10 lakh to just over 2.5 lakh now.

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