In the US, seven COVID-19 mutations similar to the British one were found
The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to actively mutate in isolation from the original Chinese one, and seven variants of the virus have been found in the United States that may contain mutations similar to the British strain.
This was reported by the medRxiv portal.
According to the study, seven previously unknown variants of the CAVID-19 coronavirus were found in the United States in patients who are believed to have originated domestically and were not imported from abroad.
In addition, the study notes that some variants of the coronavirus also have mutations in the same part of the genes that determine how the virus enters human cells. The researchers suggested that this may indicate that the American strains may also spread faster, just like the British strain
However, it is not yet possible to determine how widely they have spread across the United States, notes The New York Times, which published the results of the study. It is also not yet established in which part of the country they first appeared.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States, more than 28 million people have been infected with the coronavirus, more than 497 thousand have died.
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