UK: #coronavirus variant B.1.617.2 within hours of outcompeting B.1.1.7 in Britain

Well that escalated quickly. It took just a little over one month to do it, but B.1.617.2 is now just hours away from outcompeting B.1.1.7 (aka the UK or Kent variant) on a national scale in Great Britain....More...

UK: B.1.617 found in 24% of #coronavirus sequences in Bolton, mostly new Delta VOC B.1.617.2

Following a rise in cases in the UK and evidence of community transmission, PHE has reclassified B.1.617.2 as a Variant of Concern (VOC)....More...

India: The stunning rise of the B.1.617.2 [Delta] #coronavirus variant

Professor Christina Pagel:  [B.1.617] rapidly became dominant in India and, again the sequenced data there is sparse, but early modelling shows that it might well be more transmissible than our B.117 Kent strain....More...

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

Data from Outbreak.info suggests that the B.1.617 “double mutant” variant is outcompeting the UK variant B.1.1.7 in India – the B1617 variant is now being detected in nearly twice as many sequences as the UK variant in 7 day rolling average of percent sequences with mutations

Graphs & data courtesy of Outbreak.info...More...