The stunning rise of the Mu variant

B.1.617.2, B.1.621, Chile, Coronavirus, Delta, Gamma, Infection, Lambda, MU, P.1, Transmission, Variants

The new Mu variant, B.1.621, detected for the first time in Colombia, surpasses Lambda and Delta and is already ranked as the second with the highest circulation in Chile.  According to the latest epidemiological report from the Public Health Institute (ISP), although Gamma continues to be the most frequent variant with 41%, of the sequenced samples, Mu, with 29%, surpassed Delta (18%) and Lambda (11 %).

In less than a week, the Mu variant detected for the first time in Colombia , has been gaining space at the community level and has doubled its presence in the sequencing of positive samples carried out in the country , according to the latest report of virus variants published today by the Institute of Public Health of Chile (ISP).

LaTercera.com report (in Spanish)

Above, the latest sars-CoV-2 variant chart for Chile.

 

Below, the same chart just two weeks ago:

 

Belgium: 7 fully vaccinated care home residents die after contracting B.1.621 Mu variant first found in Colombia

 

Belgium: 7 fully vaccinated care home residents die after contracting B.1.621 Mu variant first found in Colombia