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Genome sequencing: Omicron found in 248 of 280 samples tested, says BMC

Genome sequencing helps in understanding the difference between two variants of the same virus and makes treatment more effective

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The civic body in Mumbai on Monday said 248 of the 280 samples sent for genome testing have been detected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus, an official said.
 
This was the eighth batch of samples, comprising 280 from civic limits and 93 from outside, that had been sent to check for the presence of Omicron, he said, adding that 21 samples had the Delta derivative and 11 samples were found with other variants of coronavirus.
 
As per the release, of the 280 samples from BMC limits, 96 or 34 per cent were of patients in the 21-40

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First Published: Jan 24 2022 | 8:21 PM IST

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