Four cases of the Indian coronavirus variant detected in Sweden

Corona testingPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Four cases of the Indian corona variant have been registered in Sweden. These are the first registrations of this variant in the country, according to Swedish Radio.

Infection control doctor Maria Rotzén Östlund in the Stockholm Region told TT that they would investigate the circumstances surrounding the cases.

She did not want to draw too many conclusions but said that the variant is not believed to be as contagious as the British one. It is more similar to the South African and Brazilian varieties, according to the doctor.

The Indian variant has a number of changes from the original coronavirus, including the mutations named L452R and E484Q.

This variant was detected in Norway for the first time on April 16.

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