The first case of another covid-19 variant has been found in Denmark. This is the virus variant B.1.351 / 501Y, which was originally detected in South Africa .
The Danish covid-19 case of B.1.351 / 501Y was found on Zealand and is associated with a trip to Dubai. The variant has both the 501Y mutation, which is associated with greater infectivity, and the 484K mutation, which may lead to a decrease in the sensitivity to the protective antibodies in patients who have recovered from COVID-19 infection.
At the same time, the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) has found four covid-19 cases with another virus variant, which only has the E484K mutation in the Spike protein, which as mentioned before may be associated with reduced sensitivity to the protective antibodies.