COVID-19: Mu variant confirmed in B.C. — here's what you need to know
2021-09-13 from here
Dozens of cases of the Mu COVID-19 variant — recently declared a variant of interest — have been identified in B.C.
According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s latest weekly update on variants of concern and variants of interest, there have been 46 Mu cases detected since June, including two in the most recent week.
Even before the World Health Organization declared the B.1.621 variant a variant of interest and named it Mu on Aug. 30, the B.C. centre had been keeping an eye on it through its whole genome sequencing system. In B.C., every positive COVID-19 test result is further analyzed to see whether it is a variant of concern, a variant of interest or an emerging variant.
The highly contagious Delta variant of concern that has taken over the world now accounts for close to 100 per cent of all cases in B.C. Other variants of concern — Gamma, Beta, Alpha and others — are now mostly non existent in the province.
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