Rapid increase of a SARS-CoV-2 variant with multiple spike protein mutations observed in the United Kingdom

20 Dicembre 2020

Analysis of viral genome sequence data identified a large proportion of cases belonged to a new single phylogenetic cluster. The new variant is
defined by multiple spike protein mutations (deletion 69-70, deletion 144, N501Y, A570D, D614G, P681H, T716I, S982A, D1118H) present as well as mutations in other genomic regions.

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