1 new case of UK mutant COVID-19 strain surfaces in Jaipur; Rajasthan's tally rises to 4

1 new case of UK mutant COVID-19 strain surfaces in Jaipur; Rajasthan's tally rises to 4

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Another new case of the mutant COVID-19 strain was reported in Jaipur on Thursday, taking the total tally in Rajasthan to 4 now. Earlier, this week, a family of three tested positive for the virus in Rajasthan's Sringarnagar. The new mutant strain of the virus was discovered in the UK last year and after several attempts to prevent the virus from entering the country, cases of the same have started surfacing in several states here. Currently, there are 90 cases of the new Covid-19 strain in India.

18-year-old UK returnee tests positive for mutant COVID-19 strain in Jaipur

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The new patient is a UK returnee, aged 18, who came to India last December and was quarantined at her home. After testing positive for Covid-19, the sample was further sent to Delhi for genome sequencing, where it was revealed that it was a case of the new mutant strain. Taking quick cognizance of the situation, she was immediately shifted to the hospital. To cripple the chances of infection, samples of the other three members of her family were also taken but the reports were found to be negative.

Soaring COVID-19 tallies could be a hassle in reopening schools!

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Rajasthan has registered a confirmed positive history of 3,12,091 individuals so far and currently has an active caseload of 7,402 patients. The cumulative count of Jaipur stands at 57,928 with an active caseload of 1,283. With new cases of the mutant covid strain surfacing in the city, reopening the schools and colleges, as reported earlier, is going to be a challenge for the state government.

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