While the sample reports to know the prevalence of UK strain among people are pending, district administration and state government have started preparations like the super spreader is prevalent among the population.
The administration, which earlier was denying to go for any kind of lockdown has suddenly opted for one day lockdown just after three days of taking decisions overnight curfew.
Increasing sampling, testing, restrictions, isolation, and rising bed capacity in hospitals are signs of worsening conditions , and the rising number of cases for the last many days also points to that direction.
Surprisingly, those who were tested positive earlier for UK strain didn’t have any travel history.
FRESH SAMPLES SENT FOR GENOME SEQUENCING
Even when reports of about 203 samples sent for genome sequencing are pending with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), New Delhi, the administration has sent as many as 192 more samples testing on Saturday.
Earlier, 99 samples were sent on March 4 while 104 samples were sent on March 14.
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College had received six positive reports for UK strain of virus in the initial lot of 103 samples sent on February 20.
“We have sent 192 more samples for testing to NCDC. The samples were collected by the health department,” Dean of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College Dr Sanjay Dixit said.
The samples were collected in randomized proportion to their age, gender, and areas.
In December, three samples of those who returned from the United Kingdom were sent out of which one was tested positive for UK strain.