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Five Passengers Who Returned From London Test COVID-19 Positive, Samples To Be Tested For New Strain

Meanwhile, two flight passengers who returned from London to Mumbai were also taken directly from the airport to the hotel.

 

New Delhi| The new strain of Coronavirus in London has sent panic across the globe. Coronavirus report of five of the 266 people who returned to Delhi last night in a flight, turned out to be positive. The samples have been sent to the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC). All passengers and crew members are placed in isolation. The nodal officer of Covid-19 in Delhi gave this information to the news agency on Tuesday.

Also Read: New Mutated Coronavirus In UK: India Joins Nations Banning Flights From Britain, Markets Crash

Meanwhile, two flight passengers who returned from London to Mumbai were also taken directly from the airport to the hotel. They are placed here in isolation. However, some passengers expressed displeasure over this and said that they had no information about it beforehand. A new strain of Coronavirus has recently been found in London. It is already considered 70% more contagious.

Active cases reduced by 3 lakhs

On Monday, 19,141 coronavirus patients were identified in the country. 30,199 patients recovered from the disease and 300 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest since July. So far, India has reported 1,00,75,116 cases. Of these, 96.35 lakh patients have been cured and 1.46 lakh have died. Now a total of 2.90 lakh patients are undergoing treatment.

Kerala Overtakes Maharashtra as State Affected the Most by Virus

On September 17, the number was at a peak of 10.17 lakh. On average, one lakh active cases are reducing in 14 days. If this speed remains the same, it may be completely down by the end of January or the beginning of February. In Kerala, 3423 corona patients were identified in the last 24 hours. 4494 patients recovered, while 27 died. Now there are 60,522 active cases. In this case, it has overtaken Maharashtra and reached the top. There are now 59,469 active cases in Maharashtra.

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