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Coronavirus mutated 32 times inside South African HIV-positive woman over course of seven months

A 36-year-old woman with advanced HIV carried the novel coronavirus for 216 days, during which the virus accumulated more than 30 mutations, a new study has found.The case report, which has not been peer-reviewed, was published as a preprint on medRxiv on Thursday. The woman, who has not been named, was identified as a 36-year-old living in South Africa.The coronaviruses gathered 13 mutations to the spike protein, which is known to help the virus escape the immune response, and 19 other…

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