Chandigarh: 70 percent of samples sent by PGIMER shows UK variant

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UK COVID-19 variant in Chandigarh: The UK variant of Covid-19 was detected in 70 percent of 60 samples sent to the National Centre for Diseases Control, the PGIMER said in a statement.

The PGIMER stated that “70 percent of the samples had UK variant of Covid-19 while 20 percent of the samples had 681 H mutant.

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UK COVID-19 variant in Chandigarh: The UK variant of Covid-19 was detected in 70 percent of 60 samples sent to the NCDC the PGIMER said.

Adding, the PGIMER Director said that the majority of the samples were from Chandigarh.

According to the information, the PGIMER’s Virology Department had sent 60 positive samples of Covid-19 to the National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC), New Delhi in March.

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UK COVID-19 variant in Chandigarh: The UK variant of Covid-19 was detected in 70 percent of 60 samples sent to the NCDC the PGIMER said.

70 percent of these samples from Chandigarh had a UK variant of Covid-19 while one of the samples had a double mutation. Meanwhile, 20 per cent of the samples were 681H mutant of Covid-19.

UK COVID-19 variant in Chandigarh: The UK variant of Covid-19 was detected in 70 percent of 60 samples sent to the NCDC the PGIMER said.

The Director said that considering the high transmission of Covid-19 by the UK variant, people must follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.

He further advised people to avoid crowded places and non-essential travels. Even as he asserted the need for vaccination.

Chandigarh on Thursday recorded 412 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total count to 32,397.

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