Karnataka on Wednesday (March 10) reported its first Covid-19 patient who has tested positive for the South African variant.
“Karnataka has so far reported 29 cases infected with the UK strain of the virus and one with the South African strain,” the state’s health department said.
Till March 10, 64 United Kingdom returnees have tested positive during RT-PCR tests. A total of 26 primary contacts of these returnees also tested positive.
The South African variant of coronavirus emerged in mid-December, and was first reported in India in mid-February.