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New Sub-Lineage Of Covid Delta Variant Found In Sri Lanka

19/11/2021 09:14 PM | Click to read full article

Sri Lanka on Friday detected a new sub-lineage of the Delta variant of COVID-19, scientifically named B.1.617.2. AY 104, making it the third mutation of the coronavirus to have originated in the island nation. 

The transmissibility of sub-lineage "AY 104" is to be determined. Officials said the samples of the sub-lineage have been sent to laboratories in Hong Kong for further analysis.