Viet Nam detects two new COVID-19 variants
12:04 | 19/05/2021
VGP – The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases said it has detected two new COVID-19 variants, namely B.1.222 and B.1.619 after conducting genome sequencing of recent COVID-19 patients having been treated there.

The B.1.222 variant, which has been reported in 11 countries, especially in the UK, was first detected in a Ukrainian expert (patient numbered 2701) while B.1.619 was found in an Indian expert (patient numbered 2,902).

Earlier, Viet Nam confirmed five COVID-19 variants, namely D614G; B.1.1.7;  B.1.351; A.23.1; and B.1.617.2.

The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases is the leading COVID-19 treatment facility in Viet Nam. At present 344 patients are being treated there, including 52 patients in serious health conditions./.

By Thuy Dung

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