The Alpha Kent B117 variant now represents only 54.41% of all sequenced cases in 28 days, while the Delta India 2 B16172 variant climbs to 10,671 cases (42.99%). The number of cases sequenced on 12 May was then only 1,604.


🧬 28-Day variant sequencing summary:

  • Alpha (UK Kent #B117) 📉 13,504 cases sequenced in the last 28 days (54.41% of cases)
  • Delta (India 2 #B16172) 📈 10,671 (42.99%)
  • UK/Greece/Chad #AV1 📉 95 (0.38%)
  • UK/West Africa #B11318 📉 67 (0.27%)

(as of 31 May 2021 – source: COG UK)





🧬 Weekly variant sequencing summary:

  • Delta (India 2 #B16172) 📈 5,229
  • Alpha (UK Kent #B117) 📉 3,668

(as of 31 May 2021 – source: COG UK)





🧬 Weekly variants recorded by Public Health England:

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

(as of 27 May 2021 – source: PHE)





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

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🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK & @PHE_uk



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[This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 1 June 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]

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