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Covid-19 pandemic: No Deltacron variant found in India so far

The Insacog, however, is on high alert and is tracking the genomes across different samples it collects from across the country.

Photo: Unsplash/Mufid Majnun

Photo: Unsplash/Mufid Majnun

Sohini Das Mumbai
So far, the Deltacron variant has not been spotted in India, government sources have said. However, the scale of genome sequencing of Covid-positive samples will be increased four-fold — from 10,000 samples per month to 8,000-10,000 a week.

“There is no Deltacron variant in India; we can very categorically say this,” said a senior member of the  Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (Insacog), the consortium which is tracking Covid-19 virus strains in the country through genome sequencing of samples.

The person, however, admitted that there are instances of “mixed infections”. “There are instances of mixed infections — Omicron with Delta —

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First Published: Feb 21 2022 | 6:06 AM IST

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