UK government poised to declare Delta #coronavirus B.1.617 a Variant of Concern or VOC

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The UK government is thought to have detected more than 40 clusters of the Indian Covid variant B.1.617 in the UK, and is on the verge of declaring it a “variant of concern”. The mutant strain is thought to be driving the massive surge of infections in India.

Channel 4 News report

India: double mutant coronavirus variant B.1.617 outcompeting B.1.1.7 UK variant

India: double mutant coronavirus variant B.1.617 outcompeting B.1.1.7 UK variant

 

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