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Third COVID wave in Karnataka dominated by Delta not Omicron variant, says health minister

Third COVID wave in Karnataka dominated by Delta not Omicron variant, says health minister

Data shared by government shows that of the 6,000 samples used for genome sequencing, 73.89 per cent were Delta and its sub-lineage while 18.59 per cent were Omicron

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Bengaluru: The deadly delta strain that had wreaked havoc during the second wave continues to dominate in the third wave of COVID in Karnataka, according to Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar.

“Which strain is dominating the third wave in Karnataka? As per the 6,000 samples that were genome sequenced, Delta and its sub-lineages make up for 3/4th of the cases followed by Omicron,” the minister tweeted on Friday.

The data shared by Sudhakar shows that of the 6,000 samples used for genome sequencing during the ongoing third…

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