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First new Delta strain version discovered in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

A new variety of the strain was confirmed in Dnipro city
08:03, 25 November 2021

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For the first time in Ukraine, a new variant of the Delta strain of coronavirus - AY.4.2 - was discovered. A new variety of the strain was confirmed in Dnipro city, the press service of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics reports.

"For the first time in Ukraine, the appearance of the strain Delta AY.4.2 was recordedin the city of Dnipro. British scientists consider this version of Delta the most contagious of all variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus," the statement reads.

The institute noted that the Indian strain and its mutated variants have a very high level of infection compared to the Wuhan strain and the British Alpha.

As it was reported earlier, a new variant of the Delta strain was found in eight regions of Ukraine. Compared with the original strain, it is 10-15% more contagious.

Related: European countries should consider mandatory Covid vaccination,- WHO

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