Daily new figures of Corona in India are wreaking havoc, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health on Monday, 2,73,810 new cases of Covid have been reported in the last 24 hours. After which the total number of positive cases was 1,50,61,919. After 1,619 new deaths, the total number of deaths has increased to 1,78,769. The total number of active cases in the country is 19,29,329 and the total number of discharged cases is 1,29,53,821.
The second wave of Covid is increasing rapidly in the country these days, now more than two lakh positive cases are being reported in a day.
The sudden spread of Covid infection is believed to be due to the new corona variant B.1.617 found in India, which has also been named as ‘double mutant’.
The new variant B.1.617 has been found in India as two mutations E482Q and L452R. It was first reported by an Indian scientist in Maharashtra on 5 October 2020. It was presented to the WHO on Monday. This information was given by the WHO’s Technical Lead Officer on Covid van Karkhove while addressing the journalists on Friday. He also said that “We are examining this variant carefully. The presence of two mutations in this variant, as seen in other variants of the world, is a matter of concern.”