India registered 30,941 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours Tuesday, 27.9% lower than Monday, government data shows. The active cases account for 1.13% of the total cases (3,27,68,880).
A new coronavirus variant – C.1.2 strain – first identified in South Africa in May has so far been found in six countries, according to reports, amid new concerns amid the global fight against the pandemic. The virus’s mutations “are associated with increased transmissibility” and an increased ability to evade antibodies, experts said.
India’s top medical agency ICMR’s head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases said on Monday that states that have not experienced an intense second wave of the pandemic are now witnessing an increasing number of Covid-19 cases, showing early signs of the third wave. , PTI news agency reported.
Here are the updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases: