The Kent B117 variant now represents only 𝟲𝟬.𝟱𝟰% of all sequenced cases in 28 days, the India 2 B16172 variant jumps to 𝟴,𝟡𝟬𝟭 cases (𝟯𝟲.𝟰𝟡%). Remember that the number of cases sequenced on 12 May was 𝟭,𝟲𝟬𝟰.


🧬 28-Day variant sequencing summary:

  • UK Kent #B117 πŸ“‰ 14,766 cases sequenced in the last 28 days (60.54% of cases β†˜οΈ)
  • India 2 #B16172 πŸ“ˆ 8,901 (36.49% ↗️)
  • South Africa #B1351 πŸ“‰ 102 (0.42% β†˜οΈ)
  • UK/Greece/Chad #AV1 πŸ“‰ 96 (0.39% β†˜οΈ)
  • India 1 #B16171 πŸ“‰ 91 (0.37% β†˜οΈ)

(as of 29 May 2021 – source: COG UK)





🧬 Weekly variant sequencing summary:

  • India 2 #B16172 πŸ“ˆ 3,928 (57.5%)
  • UK Kent #B117 πŸ“‰ 2,894

(as of 29 May 2021 – source: COG UK)





🧬 Weekly variants recorded by Public Health England:

β€’ UK Kent #B117 πŸ“‰ 5,431 cases (vs 7,066 previous week)
β€’ India 2 #B16172 πŸ“ˆ 3,535 (vs 2,111)
β€’ Egypt/Thailand #C363 πŸ†• 109
β€’ UK/Greece/Chad #AV1 πŸ“ˆ 52 (vs 49)
β€’ South Africa #B1351 πŸ“‰ 32 (vs 41)

(as of 27 May 2021 – source: PHE)





🧬 Full #Variants sequencing data available at: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/covid-19-variants/

🦠 Full #COVID19 data available at: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/covid19/

πŸ—ƒοΈ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK & @PHE_uk



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