New Covid-19 Strains Detected In India Are Highly Transmissible: PGIMER Director

The Director of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Jagat Ram talked about the new COVID-19 Strains detected in India. He informed that these strains are highly transmissible. Therefore, it is important to take all possible precautions to prevent the upsurge in COVID-19 cases. Talking about the strains, Jagat Ram said, “New […]

Aditi Sharma

February 25, 2021

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The Director of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Jagat Ram talked about the new COVID-19 Strains detected in India. He informed that these strains are highly transmissible. Therefore, it is important to take all possible precautions to prevent the upsurge in COVID-19 cases.

Talking about the strains, Jagat Ram said, “New Covid-19 strains detected in India and the UK strain is highly transmissible. We should take all possible precautions to prevent the rise in cases. The cases have gone up in the last 2 weeks”. He also gave information about the active cases and transmissibility of these strains.

He said, “55 COVID-19 cases are currently being administered at the hospital. Though the transmissibility is high, the virulence of the strain is not known”.

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Furthermore, Jagat Ram gave a report on the new strain spreading faster. He added, “The new variant spreads faster. We have to tread carefully as we do not know if the people who have recovered from the coronavirus have any sort of immunity from the new strain”. He further said, “People have started becoming complacent. Some are not wearing masks and not following social distancing norms. Even nurses and health care workers are showing hesitancy in getting themselves vaccinated”.

The COVID-19 cases are increasing again in India. According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has reported 13,742 new Covid-19 cases, 14,037 discharges, and 104 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 1,10,30,176 and the active cases tally is 1,46,907. 1,56,567 deaths have been reported and a total of 1,07,26,702 people have been discharged.

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Meanwhile, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Delhi Government has announced that travellers from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab need to have a negative COVID-19 report before entering Delhi.

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