Indian COVID-19 mutation found in Copenhagen

Patient Safety Authority has registered several cases of the B1617 variant in a small area in the Nordvest district 

Rearing its head in Nordvest (photo: Pixabay)
May 6th, 2021 2:51 pm| by Christian W
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According to the Patient Safety Authority, the Indian COVID-19 mutation B1617 has been registered in Copenhagen.

The cases all pertain to a few households in the Nordvest district in the nighbourhood near Tagensvej/Tuborgvej/Charlotte Munks Vej.

The Patient Safety Authority has launched an intensive infection tracing initiative in co-operation with Copenhagen Municipality.

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Vaccine impact not in jeopardy
A temporary testing centre has also been established for residents in the area.

Statens Serum Institut (SSI) estimates that the mutation is not more contagious than the British variant and that current vaccines are effective against it.

Before today, SSI had registered 29 cases of the Indian mutation in Denmark.

(photo: Københavns Kommune)

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