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The disease outcomes of patients infected with B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and B.1.617.2 with those with wild-type strains were compared. B.1.617.2 infection was associated with lower PCR Ct values and longer viral shedding. B.1.617.2 infection was associated with higher chances of oxygen requirement, ICU admission or death. There were a number of vaccine breakthrough infections in the cohort, all patients infected with VOC, post-vaccination suffered from mild disease.
Date of Publishing 2021 Jun 07
Title Clinical and Virological Features of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern: A Retrospective Cohort Study Comparing B.1.1.7 (Alpha), B.1.315 (Beta), and B.1.617.2 (Delta)
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Date of Entry 2021 Sep 13