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Covid 'double mutation' found in 10 states, UK strain in Delhi: report

Apr 15, 2021 12:49 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Strains of the Covid virus in India with "double mutations" have been found in patients in 10 states, NDTV has reported quoting sources in health ministry. Covid doubler mutation could be responsible for rising infections and a faster spread in these states, the report added.
A "double mutation" is when two mutated strains of a virus come together to form a third strain.

Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Gujarat, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh are among the states where double mutant strains were found, the report said, adding that these mutants are playing a role in the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases.

The report further stated that Delhi has a mix of the UK strain of the virus as well strains with double mutations.

However, it cannot be said that double mutants are 100 per cent responsible for the rise in cases.

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