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UK Cases of South African Variant Rise – as Indian Double Mutation Also Heads to Britain


(Sky News) A total of 600 people in the UK have now contracted the South African coronavirus variant, new figures show.

An extra 56 cases were reported this week and although Public Health England (PHE) has not provided a geographical breakdown of where these are specifically, but does say 524 are in England.

In the past few days, three large boroughs of London have been the spotlight of COVID surge testing.

Health officials tested around 650,000 people and it was reported “dozens” of cases of the South African variant were found in Wandsworth and Lambeth.

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