COVID-19: Delta variant discovered in Victoria | SBS News



A new COVID-19 variant has emerged in Victoria’s outbreak, putting health authorities on alert.

Genomic sequencing from two cases in a West Melbourne family has revealed they are infected with the Delta variant, which Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton says has become the predominant variant in India.

“It is a variant of significant concern,” Prof Sutton said.

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