Four cases of the highly contagious mutant strain of the coronavirus were detected in India on Friday, Union Health Ministry has informed. The total of those who are affected by the strain – first found in the United Kingdom – has reached 29, it added.
Out of the four cases, three were found in Bengaluru, while one was detected in Hyderabad, sources said.
So far, 10 cases have been detected by labs in Delhi, 10 by a Bengaluru lab, one in West Bengal, three in Hyderabad and five by the National Institute of Virology, Pune.
All 29 patients have been kept in isolation at designated health facilities.