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60% of Indian variant samples tested in labs found in Maharshtra


About 59% samples of the newly identified and infectious Indian variant of SARS-CoV-2 called B.1.617 have been found in Maharashtra, although the double mutant strain is dominant only in selected districts and cities, not the entire state. Significantly, scientists have also found that both Covaxin and Covishield are able to protect against the strain.

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