Has 46 mutations: a new COVID strain was discovered in France

Has 46 mutations: a new COVID strain was discovered in France

A new strain of coronavirus has been identified in France, called IHU or B. 1.640.2.

It was first detected in the country in the past month, but news of this has only appeared now.

At least 12 cases of infection with this strain have been confirmed in Marseille. Many of the patients were hospitalized. A new variant of the coronavirus has been identified in returnees from Cameroon. It has 46 mutations.

Scientists fear that it may be resistant to existing vaccines. However, there is speculation that it is not highly contagious. Experts suggest that the new strain may have already penetrated the UK.

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