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New coronavirus variant, described as ‘double mutant’, reported in India

Experts say there is no evidence that the new variant found in Maharashtra is more transmissible or lethal

India has reported a new variant of the coronavirus as it struggled with the highest single-day tally of new infections and deaths this year.

The variant, described by officials as a “double mutant”, has been found in more than 200 samples in the hardest-hit western state of Maharashtra, which is home to India’s financial capital of Mumbai.

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