Centre for Diseases Control, the PGIMER said on Thursday.
“Seventy percent of the samples had UK variant of Covid-19 and 20 percent of the samples had 681 H mutant,” said Jagat Ram, the director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, in a statement here.
The majority of the samples were from Chandigarh, he added.
He said the PGIMER’s Department of Virology had sent 60 positive samples of Covid-19 to the National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC), New Delhi in March.
It was found that 70 per cent of the samples had UK variants of Covid-19, one sample was having a double mutation. 681H mutant of Covid-19 was observed in 20 per cent of the samples.
Jagat Ram said considering the high transmission and faster spread of Covid-19 by the UK variant, everyone should follow Covid- appropriate behaviour.
The director further advised avoiding crowded places and non-essential travels.
He also stressed on the need for vaccinating priority groups.
The Union Territory of Chandigarh on Thursday reported 412 cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count to 32,397.
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