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COVID-19: New Variant, B.1.640.2, Detected in France – Study

The variant, tentatively identified B.1.640.2, is believed to be Cameroonian in origin and have so far spread to 12 patients in southern France.
COVID-19: New variant, B.1.640.2, detected in France - study
COVID-19 (illustrative) (photo credit: TORANGE)

The Jerusalem Post

A new coronavirus variant has been discovered in southern France, spreading in a small outbreak, according to a new study.

The variant, tentatively identified B.1.640.2 according to a recent study backed by the French government that has yet to be peer-reviewed, is believed to be Cameroonian in origin and have so far spread to 12 patients in southern France.

This new variant seems to have 46 new mutations as well as 37 deletions.

New COVID-19 variants have cropped up repeatedly over the past year which have changed how the virus spread as well as its lethality. However, only a few newly discovered variants are eventually found to be more dangerous, either with a higher mortality rate or with it being more transmissible.

Whether this new possible variant is just as bad will only be determined as experts gain further understanding of how it works.

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