COVID-19 Case 26: Malaysia has seen Covid-19 mutations, warns of aggressive infectivity.
In addition, new research suggests that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could have already mutated into more than 30 separate strains and making them far more dangerous and in Malaysia, strains A, B, and C of the novel coronavirus mutations already exist in Malaysia.
One strain, for example, appeared to generate 270 times the viral load — meaning the infected person produces 270 times as much of the virus compared to the least potent strain .
That makes it far harder to fight off infections and facilitates spread, hypothetically explaining why some cases of COVID-19 are significantly worse than others. In the context of Malaysia, “Case 26″ had one mutation and this may have caused the virus to become more aggressive, infecting 120 others.
“The new mutations are even more aggressive, that is for sure,” — Datuk Seri Dr. Noor Hisham, Director-General of Health of the Malaysian Ministry of Health
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