New Delhi: With 14 more people detected with the new coronavirus strain, which was first found in Britain, the total number of such cases in India rose to 20, the government said on Wednesday morning.
The Union Health Ministry said that the UK returnees’ swab samples, who came between November 25 and December 23 and were tested positive for the virus, were sent to different labs of Insacog for further investigation.
So far, 6 out of 10 labs have tested the swabs. Highest eight samples tested positive in Delhi– eight in NCDC, Delhi & one in IGIB, Delhi– followed by seven samples in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, two in CCMB, Hyderabad, one in NIV, Pune and one in NIBG, Kalyani (West Bengal).
Last week, India had temporarily banned flights from and to UK till 31st December.
On Tuesday, the government had said that 6 people were detected with the new strain.