.Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
(Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The Kappa variant is a double mutant 
  • Two cases of Kappa were found in Uttar Pradesh earlier this month
  • This variant is described as 'a variant of interest' by the WHO

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Kappa variant is a 'double mutant' coronavirus. (PTI Photo)

  • 2 new cases of Kappa variant have been found in Uttar Pradesh
  • The Kappa variant was first detected in India in October 2020
  • It was designated a variant of interest on April 4, 2021

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Uttar Pradesh currently has a daily positivity rate of 0.04%. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Genome sequencing of 109 samples was done 
  • Delta Plus variant of coronavirus was found in 107 samples
  • Kappa variant was found in two samples