A Triple Mutation COVID Strain Detected in India

India has now detected a coronavirus variant which has triple mutation, as the country reported another record daily high of nearly 300,000 cases on Wednesday. 

The mutated strain of the virus has been detected in Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal, which scientists say have contributed to the continuing surge in cases. 

Dr. Madhukar Pai, epidemiology professor at McGill University said, “This is a more transmissible variant. It is making lots of people sick very quickly,” he told NDTV. 

“We have to keep tweaking vaccines. For that we need to understand the disease. But we need sequencing on war footing,” the doctor added. 

The detected virus with triple mutation is classified as a ‘variant of interest’ for now, as experts further analyze it. 

India has now recorded over 15 million total cases with over 2,000 deaths within the last 24 hours. 

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