The Head of Rospotrebnadzor Announced the Formation of Two "Russian" Strains of Coronavirus
OREANDA-NEWS. The head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, warned about the emergence of new strains of Covid-19 on the territory of the Russian Federation. According to her, the Siberian and northwestern variants of the coronavirus are being formed in Russia.
"We have mutations that we describe in the Russian Federation, mutations that are not yet characteristic of any of the strains described abroad, we see the formation of the Siberian version, we see the formation of the northwestern version," Popova said at a general meeting of the Department of Medical Sciences Russian Academy of Sciences.
Earlier, Popova reported that there are certain changes in the coronavirus in the Siberian region, its mutations are detected, but they do not increase the pathogen, there is no effect on the epidemiological aspects.
As for the already known variations of coronavirus in the country, 192 cases of infection with the British strain of coronavirus and 21 South African strains have been identified in Russia, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.
"During this period, we isolated 192 samples of the British strain, 21 of the South African strain," Popova said at a general meeting of the Department of Medical Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences.