C.1.2. variant

The C.1.2 variant of the SARS-CoV-2 was detected by South African scientists. It has been found in South Africa and many other countries across the world. Studies has shown that it may be more transmissible and capable of evading vaccine protection.
The variant is found to be have more mutations than other variants of concern (VOCs) or variants of interest (VOIs). C.1.2 lineage has a mutation rate of about 41.8 mutation per year, which is twice as fast as the current global mutation rate for other variants. Despite its concerning characteristics, the mutant is not rising at present and the Delta variant of concern continue to dominate.


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