Brazil: new strain of coronavirus identified in Rio de Janeiro, designated P5

Monitoring in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has identified a possible new Sars-Cov-2 lineage, originating from P.1.1.28, in the region of Barra Mansa and Porto Real, on the border with the State of São Paulo, and which has only now been called P5....More...

Belgium: Five fully vaccinated care home residents infected with B.1.617.3 in vaccine breakthrough outbreak

Five residents of a care home in Borsbeek in Antwerp province have been infected with the so-called Indian variants of Covid-19, according to the Flemish Agency for Health and Care....More...

UK: Delta “Double Mutant” coronavirus variant B.1.617 “could be a lot more problematic than the South African and Brazilian variants”

Prof Paul Hunter, professor in medicine at the University of East Anglia, told the Guardian that the arrival of the India variant was potentially worrying....More...

Identification of a novel coronavirus lineage harboring E484Q and N501T spike mutations in Minas Gerais, Southeast Brazil

We report a cluster of two sequences characterized by a unique array of 18 mutations, including new non-synonymous changes in the same critical spike amino acid positions, E484Q and N501T....More...