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.theguardian - 26 days ago

India Covid variant found in UK specimens taken in February

Researchers worry that ‘variant under investigation’ contains mutations that could help it evade immune responseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first of the 77 cases of the India variant of coronavirus found in the UK were detected in specimens dating back to February, the Guardian has learned.On Thursday Public Health England (PHE) revealed that 77 cases of a variant first detected in India, called B.1.617, had been found in the UK, with 73 cases in England and four in Scotland. Continue reading...


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