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Latest South African variant case leads to surge testing in Essex

B1351 mutation identified in Brentwood, with 235 confirmed or probable cases now in UK

An area of Brentwood in Essex is the latest region to be subjected to surge testing after a single case of the variant discovered in South Africa was detected, the UK government has said.

A total of 235 confirmed or probable cases of the variant, which appears to be less susceptible to vaccines, have been identified, according to figures published on 18 February.

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