India: New mutant variant said to be 15 times more infectious

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  • Date: 04-May-2021
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India: New mutant variant said to be 15 times more infectious

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A new coronavirus variant, the N440K, is thought to be more virulent than the two other Indian variants B1.617 and B1.618, is worrying analyst.

The new variant has a shorter incubation period and is affecting the younger population including those with high immunity levels.

The variant was discovered by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.