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RT-PCR test unable to detect mutant coronavirus variant; many new symptoms being seen: Doctor – Times Now

New symptoms that are being seen in COVID-19 patients during the second wave include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rashes, conjunctivitis, confusion state and brain…



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New Delhi: A doctor has said that the new mutant variant of coronavirus appears to escape RT-PCR COVID-19 test.
Dr Souradipta Chandra, Consultant Physician at Helvetia Medical Centre in Delhi, said that there are likely double and triple mutant variants of COVID-19 first detected in India and the same seems to be causing previously-unseen symptoms.
“New mutant seems to be undetectable by RT-PCR test. I believe there are double and triple mutant varieties and due to change in structure, RT-PCR tests…

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