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  • Covid triple-mutant variant in India

    A COVID triple-mutant found in India could be much more deadly, and may be resistant to existing vaccines

    Cheryl Teh
    11 hours ago

    As India contends with its second major wave of COVID cases and a double-mutated variant of the virus, it now faces a new threat ? a triple-mutant variant.

    Scientists found two triple-mutant varieties in patient samples in four states: Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh. Researchers in the country have dubbed it the "Bengal strain" and say it has the potential to be even more infectious than the double-mutant variant.

    This is because three COVID variants have merged to form a new, possibly deadlier variant.


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    Scientists sound alarm over triple-mutant ?Bengal strain?


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      What is the new 'triple mutant variant' of Covid-19 virus found in Bengal? How bad is it?

      The 'triple mutant variant' or the 'Bengal strain' is a new variant of the Covid-19 virus that has been detected in India. Experts say this variant is more infectious and is spreading rapidly. It is predominantly circulating in West Bengal. Read on to know more about it.

      Covid-19 transmission in India is exploding at a rate unseen anywhere in the world so far. On Thursday, the country reported 3.14 lakh new cases, the highest single-day count for any country ever, and deaths too are mounting every hour.

      Amid this, a new variant of the virus causing Covid-19 has been detected in West Bengal.

      The 'triple mutant variant' (also being referred to as the 'Bengal strain' of Covid-19) is reportedly more infectious than other strains.

      Reports suggest that while this variant is predominantly circulating in West Bengal, it has also been detected in samples from Delhi and Maharashtra.



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        India's healthcare system is buckling as a record surge in Covid-19 cases puts pressure on hospital beds and drains oxygen supplies.

        Families are left pleading for their relatives who are desperately ill, with some patients left untreated for hours.

        Crematoriums are organising mass funeral pyres.

        On Friday India reported 332,730 new cases of coronavirus, setting a world record for a second day running. Deaths were numbered at 2,263 in 24 hours.
        ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."