France: Breton coronavirus variant B.1.616 – “A new Sars-Cov-2 variant poorly detected by RT-PCR on nasopharyngeal samples, with high lethality”

We report a nosocomial outbreak of COVID-19 cases related to a new variant, B.1.616, characterized by poor detection by RT-PCR tests on nasopharyngeal samples despite typical clinical, radiological, and biological features of COVID-19. ...More...

India: Gujurat doctors seeing an increasing number of #coronavirus cases where patients have negative RT-PCR tests but CT scans reveal significant infection in the lungs

The medical fraternity in Gujarat have come across an increasing number of cases where patients test negative in RT-PCR report but a high-resolution CT (HRCT) reveals significant infection in the lungs....More...

France: Breton #coronavirus variant of interest 20C/H655Y now under national surveillance

The French Directorate General for Health (DGS) has reported to healthcare establishments and professionals the new course of action to be taken to monitor the 20C / H655Y variant of Covid-19 detected for the first time in Brittany between January and March 2021.
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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...

France #coronavirus “Breton Variant” French Health Department statement

Variant de clade 20C ayant émergé en Bretagne

Un cluster d’infections par un variant de clade 20C (« variant 20C/H655Y »), a été détecté dans un hôpital des Côtes d’Armor, avec des cas survenus entre janvier et mars 2021.… ...More...