Bristol coronavirus variant: Is the new variant more transmissible? | UK | News (Reports)

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The Bristol variant comes from the Kent variant, but has an additional mutation, known as E484K.

Of the 21 cases linked to the newly-classified “variant of concern”, which has been labelled VOC-202102/02, 14 were in Bristol, four in Manchester, and the remaining three were scattered elsewhere across England.

Meanwhile, another variant has been identified in Liverpool, and remains under investigation.

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This variant also contains the E484K mutation, with a total of 55 cases linked to the variant.

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