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University Hospital Institute of Marseille detects a new variant of covid-19 and calls it IHU

The first cases of the variant, whose technical designation is B.1.640.2, found in France were reported in the locality of Forcalquier, in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region.

A new variant of covid-19 has been identified in France, which according to researchers at the University Hospital Institute (IHU) in Marseille, has 46 genetic mutations, one of which is associated with a potential increase in the transmission of the virus, revealed this Tuesday the Efe agency.

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