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Indian COVID variant detected for the first time in North East Lincolnshire


An Indian strain of coronavirus has been detected for the first time in North East Lincolnshire.

The new strain is spreading rapidly in some areas of the country, including Bolton and Bedford.

The outbreaks have led to fears that a full lockdown may not be able to lift as expected on 21 June, with some scientists warning that the country is already in a ‘third wave’.

Prior to this, cases had been detected in all the surrounding boroughs of North East Lincolnshire.

And now a case has been registered North east lincolnshire According to the data of Welcome Sanger Institute.

The latest data shows that one fifth of all local coronavirus The cases in the two weeks leading up to May 22 belong to the Indian version, which is believed to be more transmissible than the others.

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Indian strain of coronavirus found in North East Lincolnshire

Strain was first found in north lincolnshire earlier this month.

A total of five cases have been reported in the last two weeks.

The dominant form in North Lincolnshire is still the Kent strain, which appeared around November and became the most common form in January.

Since there is a delay in analyzing the Covid tests, it is impossible to know how many Indian strains are currently present in North Lincolnshire.

Professor Ravi Gupta, a scientist advising the government, said that there should be a delay in ending the restrictions next month until the effect of the new version can be worked out.

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“The number of new cases has risen sharply and at least three-quarters of them are new (Indian) versions,” he told Radio 4’s Today programme.

“Of course at this time the number of cases is relatively small – all the waves start with a small number of cases that murmur in the background and then explode, so the key here is that what we’re seeing here is that of an initial wave. There are signs.”

He added that the ban change “should be held back for a few weeks, until we gather more intelligence”

“If you look at the costs and benefits of getting it wrong, I think it’s in favor of delay, so I think that’s the important thing.”

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