New coronavirus mutation detected in Germany – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

A new strain of Coronavirus he registered at a clinic in the German state of Bavaria, the Merkur newspaper reported.

Last week researchers in a laboratory at a clinic in the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen detected a mutation in tests for Coronavirus. The tests of three patients were sent to the Charité clinic in Berlin, which confirmed the conclusions.

In total, 52 patients and 21 workers at the Bavarian clinic are infected by the Coronavirus.

« Since the beginning of the pandemic at a global level, more than 12,000 virus mutations have been registered, » said the director of the Bavarian clinic, Frank Niederbuhl, and said there is no reason to panic.

He stressed that « this does not mean that the new variant is more contagious » and more studies are necessary to find out its characteristics, which the Berlin experts are working on.

Details on the new strain are expected to be released in late January.

Source: Sputnik

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