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New variant of COVID-19 delta strain identified in Norway

New variant of COVID-19 delta strain identified in Norway

New variant of delta strain of coronavirus identified in Norway

A new type of delta strain of coronavirus has been discovered in Norway, NRK reported, citing the Institute of National Health.

“Experts believe that he is no more dangerous than others, and also believe that the vaccine reliably protects against him,” they said.

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It was first identified back in June. The new version spread throughout the country and received the designation AY. 63.

The Indian strain (delta) appeared in the fall of 2020. It turned out to be more infectious than others, and by October 2021 became dominant in the world, including in Russia.

New variant of COVID-19 delta strain identified in Norway
New variant of COVID-19 delta strain identified in Norway

Later, the AY.4.2 coronavirus was discovered in the UK, which separated from the delta variant and is even more contagious. Outside the country, its foci are still few in number.

Source: BBC

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