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Two more cases of Indian variant of Covid-19 found in Jessore

  • Published at 08:40 pm May 8th, 2021
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According to the press release, three among the 16 Indian returnees tested positive for Covid-19 recently after entering Bangladesh

Two more cases of the Indian Covid-19 variant have been detected at the Genome Centre of Jessore University of Science and Technology.

A press release signed by Md Abdur Rashid, public relations officer of the university, confirmed the recent development.

According to the press release, three among the 16 Indian returnees tested positive for Covid-19 recently after entering Bangladesh.

Their samples were collected from Jessore General Hospital and sent to the university lab on May 6.

Also Read - Bangladesh reports first case of Indian Covid-19 variant

A research team, led by the Assistant Director of the Genome Centre Dr Md Iqbal Kabir identified the Indian Covid-19 variant in two of the collected samples through sequencing.

Earlier in the day, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) confirmed the first case of Indian coronavirus variant in Bangladesh.

The Indian strain of the virus was detected in a sample test at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka and it has been published on Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID), said chief scientific officer of IEDCR ASM Alamgir.

India’s crematoriums and burial grounds are being overwhelmed by the devastating new surge of infections tearing through the country with terrifying speed, depleting the supply of life-saving oxygen to critical levels and leaving patients to die while waiting in line to see doctors, reports AP from New Delhi.

Also Read - 445 India returnees kept at 11 quarantine centres in Khulna

India recorded over 400,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours till 8am Saturday, taking the country’s total caseload to over 21.8 million. Out of these, over 3.7 million cases are currently active while over 17.9 million people have recovered.

With 4,187 new deaths, the toll now stands at over 238,000. At least 14 states are reporting cases in five figures. Maharashtra reported about 54,000 cases, Karnataka had nearly 49,000, while Kerala had over 38,000.

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