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Delta Variant Takes Over Beta in South Africa, According to Study

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New study in SA reveals that the Beta Variant has almost been wiped out  out by the Delta variant. This could be attributed to the infectious nature of the delta mutation of the coronavirus has seen it almost completely displace the beta variant in South Africa, the discovery of which led to widespread travel bans.

A study, released by two South African genomics institutes on Sept. 23, showed that the delta variant, first identified in India, drove a third wave of infections in the country. Excess death data show that about a quarter of million people may have died from the virus.

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