Coronavirus India Update: 2.35 Corona Cases today in India | New Variant NeoCov- Watch Video

Publish Date: 29 Jan, 2022 |

Coronavirus Cases in India: Covid-19 curve of India showed marginal improvement today as the country reported 2.35 lakh cases. It is around 6% lower than yesterday. As many as 871 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, reported by Health Ministry.

The active cases now comprise 4.91% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.89%. 

The covid vaccination coverage across India has crossed 164.04 crore doses. Ninety-five per cent of India's adult population has been administered the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 74%are completely inoculated.

What is NeoCov Variant?

NeoCov spreads among bats in South Africa and it may pose a severe threat to humans in future as 1 in 3 persons are dying because of this variant, according to a study by Chinese researchers.

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wuhan University noted that NeoCov is found in bats in South Africa spreads exclusively among these animals.

As of now, the NeoCov variant does not infect humans but later on the mutations may make it potentially harmful, the researchers stated.

"In this study, we unexpectedly found that NeoCoV and its close relative, PDF-2180-CoV, can efficiently use some types of bat Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and, less favourably, human ACE2 for entry," the authors of the study noted.


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