South Africa Has Found About 4,000 Covid-19 Reinfections with B.1.351 501Y.V2

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South Africa confirms 4,000 reinfections due to B.1.351

The president of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on Vaccines, Barry Schoub, reported this Wednesday that some 4,000 reinfections of coronavirus have already been registered in the country due to the mutation of one of its strains.

Schoub explained that “this is probably largely due to the variant” of the virus that was first identified in South Africa last year, known to scientists as B.1.351, which has become the dominant strain.

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** This post was originally published on February 24, 2021 **