New Delhi: No case of new corona variant C.1.2 has been reported so far in India. Official sources gave this information. A new form of deadly infection has emerged amidst the increasing difficulty of Delta variants of Corona. Experts in South Africa have detected a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, caused by the coronavirus, known as C.1.2.
The same new version has been reported in South Africa and several other countries globally. C.1.2 was first identified in May 2021 during the third wave of corona in the country. It has since been found in most of the provinces of South Africa and in seven other countries spread across Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania. The researcher said in the study that it has not yet been reviewed and has been posted on the pre-print server. The MedRxiv variant evolved from C.1, one of the lineages that dominated the first wave of SARS-CoV-2 virus in South Africa and was last reported in January 2021.
According to the study, there are 41.8 mutations per year in C.1.2. This is about 1.7 times faster than the current global rate and 1.8 times faster than the current estimate of SARS-CoV-2 growth. Approximately 52 percent of the spike mutations identified in C.1.2 have been previously identified in other VOIs and VOCs. These include D614G, common to all variants, and E484K and N501Y shared with beta and gamma, E484K in eta and N501Y in alpha.