90 cases of Brazil related coronavirus variant PHL-B.1.1.28 in The Philippines

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The Philippines now has all three variants of the coronavirus that have been fuelling record-breaking spikes in infections across the globe, and a Philippine variant (PHL-B.1.1.28) that has the same lineage as the infectious Brazilian variant.

There are currently 177 cases of the British variant and 90 cases of the South African variety in the Philippines.

A fourth variant (PHL-B.1.1.28) that originated in the Philippines itself is also spreading. It was first identified in a Filipino who travelled to Japan. This so-called Philippine variant has the same lineage as the Brazilian strain.

Over 90 cases of this local strain are now being monitored.

Straitstimes.com report

See also [HERE]: Japan identifies a B.1.1.28 #coronavirus strain with E484K and N501Y mutations from a traveller from the Philippines

See also [HERE]: New #coronavirus variant with #E484K, #N501Y & #P681H mutations found in the Philippines, designated PHL-B.1.1.28



** This post was originally published on March 14, 2021 **