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A new virus variant was found in Finland – Kotimaa

An as yet unidentified virus variant has been found in samples of Kemijärvi corona infections. Ilta-Sanomat was informed about the matter by Markku Broas, Chief Infection Officer of the Lapland Hospital District.

The coronavirus situation in Kemijärvi has worsened. By Monday, eight infections had already been identified. About 350 people were quarantined due to infections.

Positive virus samples were examined in the Vitalab laboratory in Helsinki in so-called accelerated sequencing.

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– This is a viral variant, but it is not a British, Brazilian or South African variant. The samples are therefore still being sequenced in the whole genome, Lapland Hospital District Infection Chief Markku Broas tells Ilta-Sanomat.

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It is therefore a viral variant that has not yet been identified.

He talked about this earlier Yle.

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