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Explained: What Is Covid’s Kappa Variant And Should You Be Worried?

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India today reported two cases of the Kappa variant. Both the cases are in Uttar Pradesh.

Cities across India are gradually emerging out of lockdowns necessitated by the devastating second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, and the focus is on vaccination to reach herd immunity. However, the deadly SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to outsmart science and more transmissible variants are worrying experts.

India today reported two cases of the Kappa variant. Both the cases are in Uttar Pradesh. They were detected during a genome sequencing of 109 samples at King George medical college in Lucknow. One of the patients, a 66-year-old man, has died, creating panic among people.