Delhi's tally of COVID patients infected with UK variant reaches 9

The total number of patients with the new coronavirus strain has touched nine in Delhi, as one more patient at a Delhi government-run hospital has been found infected with the UK strain of novel coronavirus. According to a statement by Dr Suresh Kumar, medical director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, one Covid patient admitted there has been detected carrying the UK strain with the lab test confirming it on Tuesday. All such patients are admitted at the LNJP. Besides, 41 contacts of these patents detected carrying the UK strain are admitted to the hospital. The latest count is a UK returnee who travelled the country recently, Kumar said.

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