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New Philippines #coronavirus variant has #484K and #501Y mutations

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On Thursday, the Department of Health (DoH) in Central Visayas (The Philippines) confirmed that they have detected two mutations with “potential clinical significance” of SARS-CoV-2 that cause the disease.

The two mutations were identified as E484K and N501Y and they were detected from samples from Central Visayas.

The 484K mutation – which differs from its genetic sequence – is found in the South African variant of SARS-CoV-2, while the N501Y mutation is found in the UK coronavirus variant and is said to have a higher chance of infection.

Tribune.net.ph article