Punjab reports two new Eta variant cases

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Staff Reporter

First two new Eta variant cases of corona have been reported in Punjab during the fourth wave of coronavirus.

Sharing details about the beta variant cases, University of Health Sciences VC Prof Javed Akram informed that that all variants, including Eta, have been found in the current samples of Covid patients.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Dr Akram said that the university has collected data on about 300 samples for June and July, which is as follow: Alpha (57%), Delta (14%) and Beta (11%).

He said that the new Eta variant (first detected in Nigeria) was also found in one percent during scrutiny of the samples.

He clarified that the university data on the WHO’s website was for April, so it showed delta variant at zero. The latest data will be released in a few days, he added.

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