As many as 3,519 travellers from the UK have undergone RT-PCR checks in Maharashtra to date, and 76 of them examined constructive for COVID-19, together with 11 who had been discovered contaminated with the brand new coronavirus variant, mentioned a state well being division official on Monday. He mentioned the authorities have traced 536 shut contacts of the travellers who examined constructive and 358 of them have already undergone checks, of which 31 had been discovered constructive for COVID-19.
After a brand new variant of COVID-19 was discovered within the UK late final yr, the Maharashtra Authorities had directed authorities involved to hint travellers who arrived within the state from Britain between November 25 and December 21, 2020.
In keeping with the official, to date 4,869 travellers from the UK have been traced and of them, 3,519 had been put by means of RT-PCR checks.
He mentioned, “76 out of three,519 travellers subjected to RT-PCR checks had been discovered constructive for COVID-19.”
Of the 76 sufferers, 31 had been from Mumbai, 17 from Pune, 9 from Nagpur, eight from Thane, two every from Nashik, Aurangabad, Raigad and Buldhana, and one every from Osmanabad, Nanded and Washim, he mentioned.
Out of the 76 samples which had been referred to the Nationwide Institute of Virology in Pune for genome sequencing, 11 had been discovered contaminated with the brand new variant of COVID-19, he mentioned.
The official mentioned out of the 11 travellers who examined constructive to the brand new variant, three every had been from Mumbai and Pimpri-Chinchwad, two from Pune and one from Mira-Bhayander, whereas one every from Goa and Gujarat.
In keeping with the official, all of the 11 travellers had been asymptomatic and two of them, one every from Pune and Mumbai, had been discharged after their two consecutive samples examined destructive for the an infection.