Another COVID-19 variant discovered in U.S., this one called B.1.630

A new strain of COVID-19 was discovered in the United States, this one in Louisiana.

The variant, called B.1.630, was found in two samples from Baton Rouge.

Experts say there is no reason to be concerned.


Krista Queen Director of Genomics and Surveillance at LSU Health said that Delta is much more concerning, with 99.9% of cases being that strain.

She added that the mutation is in a sequence they have seen in other variants, which shows it does have the ability to escape the immune response.

The will continue to monitor this variant, which was discovered in March of 2021.


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