The latest variant sequence counts show that the number of 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝘁𝗮 variant B16172 cases sequenced in the last 28 days has grown to 𝟭𝟲,𝟭𝟵𝟮 (𝟱𝟯.𝟵𝟲%) while the 𝗔𝗹𝗽𝗵𝗮 variant B117 slipped to 𝟭𝟯,𝟭𝟯𝟴 cases and now represents only 𝟰𝟯.𝟳𝟴% of sequenced cases.


🧬 28-Day variant sequencing summary:

Delta India 2 #B16172 📈 16,192 cases sequenced in the last 28 days (53.96% of cases)
Alpha UK Kent #B117 📉 13,138 (43.78%)
• UK/Greece/Chad #AV1 📈 99 (0.33%)
• UK/West Africa 2 #B11318 📈 79 (0.26%)
Kappa India 1 #B16171 📉 47 (0.16%)

(as of 5 June 2021 – source: COG UK)





🧬 Weekly variant sequencing summary:

Delta India 2 #B16172 📈 7,714
Alpha UK Kent #B117 📉 2,131

(as of 6 June 2021 – source: COG UK)





🧬 Weekly variants recorded by Public Health England:

Delta India 2 #B16172 📈 5,472 cases (vs 3,535 the previous week)
Alpha UK Kent #B117 📉 3,720 (vs 5,431)
• UK/Greece/Chad #AV1 📉 24 (vs 52)
Beta South Africa #B1351 📉 16 (vs 32)
• UK/West Africa 2 #B11318 📉 15 (vs 32)

(as of 3 June 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/

🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK & @PHE_uk



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