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INSACOG Sequenced Over 57,000 SARS-Cov-2 Genomes Since December: GovernmentIt is observed that few of the detected variants have contributed to surges across various regions, said the Union Health Minister

Highlights
  • Different variants have been detected through the whole genome sequencing
  • Few of detected variants have contributed to surges in many places: Centre
  • Analysis of the genomic data is a continuous and ongoing process: Centre

New Delhi: An Indian genomics consortium has sequenced over 57,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes out of which nearly 45,000 samples have been analysed, assigned pangolin lineage classification and submitted for public health correlation, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday (July 27). Different variants have been detected through the whole genome sequencing activities undertaken by Indian SARS CoV2 Genomic Consortium (INSACOG) and the information so obtained has been regularly shared with states and union territories to strengthen their public health response to the pandemic, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a written reply.

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The government had established INSACOG in December 2020 which is a consortium of 28 laboratories for whole genome sequencing and surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variants in the light of sudden outbreak of the new coronavirus variant in the UK.

National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is the coordinating agency for the consortium.

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), since inception has sequenced 57,476 SARS-CoV-2 genomes out of which 44,334 samples have been analyzed and assigned Pangolin lineage classification and submitted to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for public health correlation. It is also observed that few of the detected variants have contributed to surges across various regions. Further, other variants are also being monitored by INSACOG for their potential role in disease transmission dynamics, Mr Mandaviya said in the written reply.

As there have been reports of new variants being associated with COVID-19 surge in many countries, the need was felt to augment the genome sequencing capacity of the laboratories.

Accordingly, the network of INSACOG laboratories has now been increased to 28 labs. Currently, the turn-around time from sample collection to sequencing data generation and variant calling is two weeks, the minister informed. The INSACOG has revised SOPs to reduce turnaround time to 7-10 days, the reply said.

Analysis of the genomic data is a continuous and ongoing process. Periodic updates are shared with experts and are also made available in the public domain through the weekly media bulletin of INSACOG. In order to ensure timely availability of reports and to ensure smooth flow of information among stakeholders, MoHFW has recently brought whole genome sequencing (WGS) related data on IDSP-IHIP portal. The results are immediately made available to the states and their sentinel sites as soon as they are uploaded by the INSACOG Genome Sequencing Lab, the reply stated.

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World

19,53,13,710Cases

6,27,57,461Active

12,83,78,979Recovered

41,77,270Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,53,13,710 and 41,77,270 have died; 6,27,57,461 are active cases and 12,83,78,979 have recovered as on July 28, 2021 at 3:50 am.

India

3,14,84,605 43,654Cases

3,99,436 1,336Active

3,06,63,147 41,678Recovered

4,22,022 640Deaths

In India, there are 3,14,84,605 confirmed cases including 4,22,022 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,99,436 and 3,06,63,147 have recovered as on July 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

62,76,057 6,258

85,447 6,641

60,58,751 12,645

1,31,859 254

Kerala

33,05,245 22,129

1,45,876 8,558

31,43,043 13,415

16,326 156

Karnataka

28,97,664 1,501

22,510 570

28,38,717 2,039

36,437 32

Tamil Nadu

25,52,049 1,767

22,188 574

24,95,895 2,312

33,966 29

Andhra Pradesh

19,57,932 1,540

20,965 783

19,23,675 2,304

13,292 19

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,226 18

798 59

16,84,674 73

22,754 4

West Bengal

15,24,958 662

11,380 186

14,95,483 838

18,095 10

Delhi

14,36,026 77

570 33

14,10,410 42

25,046 2

Chhattisgarh

10,01,487 128

2,390 128

9,85,578 254

13,519 2

Odisha

9,70,814 1,629

15,830 400

9,49,350 1,969

5,634 60

Rajasthan

9,53,575 15

278 20

9,44,344 34

8,953 1

Gujarat

8,24,774 30

285 27

8,14,413 57

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,767 11

138 2

7,81,117 13

10,512

Haryana

7,69,796 26

701 10

7,59,471 34

9,624 2

Bihar

7,24,597 67

484 16

7,14,474 51

9,639

Telangana

6,42,436 645

9,237 88

6,29,408 729

3,791 4

Punjab

5,98,882 42

583 54

5,82,018 93

16,281 3

Assam

5,61,455 1,436

15,035 106

5,41,240 1,312

5,180 18

Jharkhand

3,47,022 39

247 1

3,41,650 37

5,125 1

Uttarakhand

3,41,874 96

659 21

3,33,854 73

7,361 2

Jammu And Kashmir

3,20,866 107

1,124 76

3,15,367 183

4,375

Himachal Pradesh

2,05,383 183

923 65

2,00,942 116

3,518 2

Goa

1,70,729 148

1,130 7

1,66,459 151

3,140 4

Puducherry

1,20,530 113

923 14

1,17,816 98

1,791 1

Manipur

94,821 1,165

10,802 278

82,521 876

1,498 11

Tripura

77,412 415

3,754 70

72,910 344

748 1

Meghalaya

62,473 710

5,332 248

56,101 453

1,040 9

Chandigarh

61,938 7

37 1

61,092 6

809

Arunachal Pradesh

46,800 443

4,287 32

42,292 472

221 3

Mizoram

35,297 1,845

10,924 1,420

24,233 422

140 3

Nagaland

27,472 110

1,316 60

25,606 45

550 5

Sikkim

25,616 277

3,075 105

22,208 170

333 2

Ladakh

20,314 5

70 0

20,037 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,639 2

44 1

10,591 3

4

Lakshadweep

10,149 8

82 0

10,018 8

49

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,530

12 2

7,389 2

129

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