Coronavirus in India: There is a danger of the second wave of coronavirus in many states of the country. In many states, more patients are coming out of recovery. Talking about the last 24 hours, the number of new patients in India is more than 17 thousand, while 144 people have died. Maharashtra is the most affected state, where many restrictions have started to be imposed. 2 new variants have also been confirmed in India. Two mutated variants of Corona N440K and E484K have been found in Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana. Concerns about which have increased.
Are new strains responsible for increasing cases
Two new strains of COVID-19 N440K and E484K have been received from Maharashtra, Telangana and Kerala. However, both these types of viruses have also been detected in some other countries. However, according to the Ministry of Health, there is no such evidence that due to these 2 new variants, cases of coronavirus are increasing rapidly in India. Apart from these 2 strains, UK, South Africa and Brazil have also found strains in India. That is, a total of 5 new strains have been confirmed in the country so far. At the same time, 3500 strains have been sequenced.
Increased cases for the 10th consecutive day
On Wednesday, for the 10th consecutive day, there has been an increase in the cases of coronavirus in the country.
In the last 24 hours, there have been 17106 new cases in the country. After the new cases, the total number of patients has so far been 11,046,432. At the same time, 144 patients died in the last 24 hours, due to which the total death figure has been 156742. There are 153,257 active cases in the country.
In the last 24 hours, 8,807 cases have been reported across Maharashtra. At the same time, 1167 Corona cases have been reported in Mumbai during this period. This information has been given by the Health Department of Maharashtra. On Tuesday, 643 cases were reported in Mumbai and 6218 in the entire state. In many districts of Maharashtra, the state government has also announced a lockdown in view of increasing cases. Till March 7, all schools, colleges, coaching institutes in the district will remain closed, while major markets will not open on Saturday and Sunday during this period. He told that the procession will not use the houses from February 25 to March 7 and political and cultural programs will not be allowed.