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Coronavirus live: Total 20 U.K. returnees test positive for new variant in India

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India has reported 14 more positive cases for the variant of SARS- CoV-2 virus from UK here on Wednesday. This takes the total number of positive cases for the new variant to 20 now.

Confirming this, the Health Ministry said that apart from the six found positive on Tuesday, these cases have been reported from persons in Delhi and Bengaluru. The persons have been isolated, confirmed the Ministry.

So far, the presence of the new U.K. variant has been reported by the U.S., Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore.

You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at the national and State levels here. A list of State Helpline numbers is available as well.

India’s COVID-19 caseload increased to 1,02,44,852 with 20,549 new infections being reported in a day while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 98.34 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 95.99 %, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll increased to 1,48,439 with 286 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 98,34,141 pushing the national recovery rate to 95.99%, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45%.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the ninth consecutive day.

There are 2,62,272 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.56% of the total caseload, the data stated.

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