Scientists have found two mutations of coronavirus come together from the samples collected in Maharashtra.
Recently scientists have detected the double mutant COVID-19 variant in the samples collected from Maharashtra. Such mutation confers immune escape and increased infectivity. The analysis of the samples collected from Maharashtra found an increase in the fraction of samples with the E484Q and L452R mutations compared with December last year and is classified as VOCs [variants of concern].
Mutations in viruses are natural which change the genetic code of the virus without causing any serious infections. India's government has denied that the recent spike in corona cases is linked to the new mutations found.
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