OREANDA-NEWS. Coronavirus mutated in minks was found in 214 people in Denmark. This was reported by the State Serum Institute.

In Denmark, variants of the mink virus were detected in 214 people out of 5,102 samples that were analyzed from June 8 to October 18. This is the period during which an outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 occurred among minks, the statement says.

From the beginning of June to mid-October, the mink variant of the coronavirus was detected in 214 people, mainly in North Jutland, the newspaper Ekstra Bladet notes, adding that only 14 people outside this region were infected with this type of virus.

The day before, the Danish government decided to kill all the minks living on the country’s fur farms. According to the television channel BBC, up to 17 million animals should be destroyed. The authorities promise to compensate farmers’ losses.

According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been 51,753 cases of coronavirus infection in Denmark since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 733 people died.