While the Kent B117 variant is in clear retreat and now represents 𝟲𝟮.𝟭𝟱% of all sequenced cases in 28 days, the India 2 B16172 variant jumps to 𝟴,𝟬𝟯𝟴 cases (𝟯𝟰.𝟴𝟵%), i.e. 𝟱𝘅 the number of cases sequenced on 12 May (𝟭,𝟲𝟬𝟰).


🧬 Variant sequencing summary:

  • UK Kent #B117 📉 14,321 cases sequenced in the last 28 days (62.15% of cases ↘️)
  • India 2 #B16172 📈 8,038 (34.89% ↗️)
  • South Africa #B1351 📉 101 (0.44% ↘️)
  • UK/Greece/Chad #AV1 📉 95 (0.41% ↘️)
  • India 1 #B16171 📉 88 (0.38% ↘️)

(as of 28 May 2021 – source: COG UK)




🧬 Variants recorded weekly by Public Health England:

• 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)

(as of 27 May 2021 – source: PHE)





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



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