UK: Gisaid shows nearly 4,000 cases of B.1.617 coronavirus variant across the UK

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The latest data from shows nearly 4,000 cases of B.1.617+ have been found in the UK and submitted to the database. This figure includes all sub-lineages including B.1.617.2, B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.3, although the latter two are still found at a relatively low level in the UK compared to B.1.617.2.

B.1.617.2 is still looking like it will outcompete B.1.1.7 across the entire UK within a short period of time.


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** This post was originally published on May 19, 2021 **