UK COVID-19 variant cases rise to 58 in India

With 20 more new cases, the number of people tested positive with the new UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 went up to 58 on Tuesday, according to the Health Ministry.

“All these people have been kept in single room isolation in designated healthcare facilities by respective state governments and their close contacts have also been put under quarantine,” the ministry said on Monday.

Comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others, ministry told reporters.

India reported 16,375 new COVID-19 cases and 29,091 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 1,03,56,845, including 2,31,036 active cases and 99,75,958 recoveries. As many as 201 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country to 1,49,850.