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...

L452R mutation is present in more than 400 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus genomes isolated from over 20 countries (and a gorilla in San Diego Zoo too!)

Scientists have examined the Nextstrain and GISAID databases and found that the L452R mutation is present in more than 400 SARS-CoV-2 genomes isolated from over 20 countries....More...

France: novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 variant derived from Clade 19B with spike substitutions N501Y, L452R, and H655Y – named HMN.19B or Henri Mondor variant

We report a novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 variant derived from clade 19B (HMN.19B variant or Henri Mondor variant)....More...