India has recorded nearly 400 cases of COVID-19 infections from the UK, South African, and Brazilian variants in March 2021.
Amid the surge in cases, the ministry added that the number of COVID-19 infections from the UK, South African, and Brazilian mutant variants stood at 400 in total as of March 17. Out of these 400 cases, 158 were reported within the past two weeks, before which only 242 cases of these COVID-19 variants were reported across the country.
Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey in Rajya Sabha said that the three variants are believed to be more contagious and that they could have the ability to reinfect a recovered person. However, the minister noted that there are no cases of reinfection from the mutant variants in the country as of now.
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