New Delhi: Union Health Ministry has informed that Covid patients are rising across the nation. Moreover, two new Covid strains have been found in the country in Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana. However, the health ministry confirmed that these strains are not responsible for the rise in patients. He also said that the research to find out about further changes in the strain is going on. So, samples have been collected from various states, and they are going to be used for Genome Sequencing.
Two days ago, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria expressed fear that the newly spreading Covid strain can infect at a tremendous pace. Against this background, the revelation by the Union Health Ministry of having found two new Covid strains becomes significant. As per the health ministry’s information, the two new Covid strains have been found in Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana.
‘A440K’ and ‘E484K’ are the names of these new Coronavirus strain. But they are not yet known to be fatal. Earlier as well, the nation had found some changes in the strain, but they were also not proven fatal. Moreover, the health ministry also affirmed that as per the recent survey, the new rise in Covid patients is not due to the ‘A440K’ and ‘E484K’.
But, 75% of actively rising Covid patients are seen in Maharashtra and Kerala. Currently, 38% of patients under treatment are in Kerala, and 37% are in Maharashtra. Besides, 4% of patients are in Karnataka, and 2.5% are in Tamil Nadu, as per the Union Health Ministry’s information.