Australia’s Victoria detects Delta COVID-19 virus variant in latest outbreak

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SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia’s Victoria state authorities said on Friday genomic sequencing has detected for the first time the Delta COVID-19 virus variant among infections in the latest virus outbreak in state capital, Melbourne. “That variant is the Delta variant, it is now infamous in India and increasingly found in the United Kingdom. It is a variant of significant concern,” Victoria state Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton told reporters in Melbourne. Sutton said the new variant had not been linked to any sequenced COVID-19 infections cases across Australia from hotel quarantine or elsewhe…

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