September 29, 2021, 6:51 am · 2 min read. The new virus variant is reportedly more transmissible than the delta variant which has currently ravaged several parts of the world including the united states.
Mu variant is the fifth.
Mu covid variant in us. According to reports, the mu coronavirus variant which was first discovered in columbia has spread to 49 states in the united states. A new coronavirus strain, named mu, has been designated a variant of interest by the world health organization. In the u.s., the mu variant has been detected in 49 states and the district of columbia, according to newsweek.
Mu, or b.1.621, was first identified in colombia and cases have been recorded in. California has reported the highest number of the latest variant with 384. But more research needs to.
Is reporting about 150,000 new covid. The situation could change, but for now, mu doesn’t appear to be the next delta. There have been zero reported new cases of the mu variant in the u.s.
The mu variant has been detected in 47 us states and the district of columbia. The delta variant, by contrast, currently accounts for more than 99% of all sequenced covid. The mu variant peaked in the u.s.
So far the mu variant has not been shown to spread as easily as the delta variant, which makes up 98% of all covid strains in pennsylvania. Nebraska is the only state which hasn't detected the virus, reports say. The who designated mu as a.
Importantly, the mu variant peaked in the united states in july. For the first time in its recent epidemiological update, who called this mutation a “variant of interest”. By contrast, the mu variant does not appear to pose an immediate threat in the u.s., according to cdc.
The variant, which was first identified in colombia in january 2021, has now been confirmed in more than 40 countries around the world and all 50 u.s. Has reported a total of 2,803 identified cases of the mu variant, according to gisaid, a database that tracks the coronavirus. Sequences with similar genetic changes are grouped into lineages, and multiple lineages can have the same substitutions.
No matter how troublesome a covid variant may be, if it’s slower than delta, it won’t survive. Delta spreads faster and more easily than previous strains, and it can cause more severe illness. It has a number of mutations that suggest it could be more resistant to.
Mu is the fifth variant of interest to be monitored by the who since march. The mu coronavirus variant has been marked as a variant of interest by the world health organization and has spread across chile, peru and parts of the u.s. Mu was first identified in colombia in january 2021, and cases.
The mu strain had previously been found in nearly every u.s. Once 3% of cases in early summer, the mu variant, based on available evidence, is dead in the us.