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UK strain responsible for Covid surge in Delhi, data shows

Apr 23, 2021 20:37 IST | By Editorji News Desk

An analysis of Covid positive samples in Delhi has revealed, that the UK strain is driving the Covid surge in the national capital.

Data released by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says over 400 cases of the UK strain and 76 of the Indian double mutant were found in Delhi. Cases of the UK strain almost doubled to 50 per cent in samples from Delhi in March, according to the NCDC, one of the 10 laboratories involved in the genome sequencing of the virus.

The link between variants and the current spike in Covid cases was established by genome sequencing of some 15,135 samples.

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