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Should You Worry About India's Double Mutant Coronavirus Variant? All You Need to Know

News18 | 18/04/2021 09:28 AM | Click to read full article

With over 2,00,000 fresh cases for the past three consecutive days, India has surpassed Brazil to be the second worst-affected nation and has already begun to overwhelm the hospitals and crematoriums.

The new variant, called B.1.617, was initially detected in India with two mutations- E484Q and L452R. Genome sequencing has indicated that the variant is a possible culprit, though the Indian government hasn't confirmed it.