The Kent B117 variant is now down to 𝟲𝟴.𝟱𝟰% of all sequenced cases in 28 days, while the India 2 B16172 variant is up with 𝟲,𝟴𝟭𝟴 new cases (𝟮𝟴.𝟬𝟮%).


🧬 Variant Summary:

  • UK Kent #B117 📈 16,680 cases in the last 28 days (68.54% of new cases ↘️)
  • India 2 #B16172 📈 6,818 (28.02% ↗️)
  • India 1 #B16171 ↔️ 143 (0.59% ↘️)
  • South Africa #B1351 📈 127 (0.52% ↘️)



🧬 Variants recorded by PHE

• UK Kent #B117 📉 5,431 cases (vs 7,066 previous week)
• India 2 #B16172 📈 3,535 (vs 2,111)
• Egypt/Thailand #C363 🆕 109
• UK/Greece/Chad #AV1 📈 52 (vs 49)
• South Africa #B1351 📉 32 (vs 41)




Full variant data available at: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/covid-19-variants/


(Source: @CovidGenomicsUK)



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