Maharashtra reports highest single day spike of COVID-19 cases: ICMR

Maharashta facing the second wave of Covid infectios

In Maharashtra, the highest single-day spike since the first infection was detected yesterday. The Genome Sequencing by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics, INSACOG has shown variants of concern and a Novel variant in India. Analysis of samples from Maharashtra revealed that new mutations are found in 15-20% of samples.

While talking exclusively to AIR, ICMR’s Head for epidemiology and communicable disease Dr Samiran Panda said that, Whether it is a new strain or an old strain, its way of infection is the same.

People are ignoring Covid 19 guidelines. As per a recent serosurvey, 75 % of Indians are not infected by Coronavirus. So, He appealed to everyone to follow social distancing, mask and avoid social gathering.

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