According to the most recent report from the SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance program conducted by CoViGen-Mex, “worrying forms” of COVID-19 (VOC) from Veracruz, Brazil and the United Kingdom generate virus infections.
According to the information, there are cases of these 2 types of concern, i.e. those which are considered more transmitted and which can cause outbreaks.
According to the information, cases of the B.1.1.7 variant known as alpha and originally identified in the United Kingdom, as well as the gamma P.1 variant identified in Brazil, were identified in the unit was.
In addition, there are cases of lambda type of interest originally identified in Peru, although they are few.
In all, the state contributed 27 samples sent to the laboratory, of which 14.29 percent were from the Alpha lineage of the United Kingdom and 10.71 percent from the gamma line of Brazil.
In addition, 3.37 percent were identified as the type C.37 of interest, known as lambda, which was initially identified in Peru, and the remaining 32.14 percent of the samples from Veracruz were identified as “other variants.” as” was done.
The information also highlights that the “Mexican version” of COVID-19 continues to rise in the country and that the state has also reported more cases in weekly batches sent for surveillance programmes.
As of the last monitoring period from May 11 to May 29, this version of the National Interest (VIN) known as B.220.127.116.119 is present in 25 states. Of the 28 samples in Veracruz, 39.29 percent were of this ancestry.
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The report states that a total of 17 variants of the virus were identified in the country, of which 3 are of national interest: B.1+E484K, B.1.621 and the “Mexican variant” B.18.104.22.1689, the latter being the most prevalent. .
However, the most common lineages found throughout Mexico were A.2.5, B.1, B.1.1.222, B.1.241, B.1.301 and P.4. Similarly, 4 variants of interest (VOIs) are epsilon (B.1.427, B.1.429), lota (B.1.526) and lambda (C.37) and 3 variants of concern (VOC) alpha (B.1.1.7) , delta (b.1.617.2) and gamma (p.1).
A total of 377 samples were analyzed between May 11 and May 29. Of these samples, 201 were outpatients, 174 were hospitalized, and 2 resulted in deaths.