As of March 10, a total of 64 returnees from the UK had tested positive on RT-PCR tests.
PUBLISHED MARCH 11, 2021 AT 7:23 AM
The first case of Covid-19 infection by the coronavirus variant from South Africa was discovered in Karnataka, the state Ministry of Health announced in its bulletin on Wednesday.
As of March 10, a total of 64 returnees from the UK had tested positive on RT-PCR tests. A total of 26 main contacts of these 64 people were also tested positive in RT-PCR tests, said the health department.
According to the results of tests carried out on international passengers by March 10, one person tested positive for the South African strain of the Covid-19 virus.
A mutation of the Covid-19 virus was discovered in South Africa and announced in December 2020. A British virus strain had previously appeared in September 2020.
So far, a total of 29 people in Karnataka have tested positive for the British strain. 760 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in the state.
The total number of active cases in Karnataka is 7,456 and by the evening of March 10, the total number of Covid-19 positive cases was 9.56,801, including 12,379 deaths.
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