First case of UK variant detected in Himachal

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Shimla, Apr 5

The UK variant of Covid has been detected in a doctor at Solan in Himachal Pradesh, stated special health secretary Nipun Jindal on Monday. 
The presence of the variant has been detected by Delhi-based
National Centre for Disease Control in the samples of the Covid
patient taken a few days ago, he said.

While the UK variant has been found in neighbouring Punjab, this is reportedly the first such case in Himachal.

There were six Covid-related deaths in the state on Monday, including three in Una district, and one each in Mandi, Sirmaur and Kangra districts. 
All the six deceased were males aged 51 to 95 years.
567 new Covid infections were detected in the state on Monday, while 268 patients recovered from the disease.
 The state currently has 3,828 active Covid cases, and there have been a total of 1,063 Covid-related deaths here since the pandemic began.

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