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Coronavirus: South Africa scientists are monitoring new variant with high mutation rate

Scientists in South Africa are monitoring a new coronavirus variant with an unusually high mutation rate, and whose frequency has gradually increased in recent months, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on Monday.The variant, known as C.1.2., was flagged last week by the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation and Sequencing Platform in a preprint study that has yet to be peer reviewed.While most of South Africa’s coronavirus cases are currently caused by the Delta variant –…

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