Malaysia Detects New Coronavirus Strain ‘D614G’

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News: Malaysia has detected a new strain of the novel coronavirus called ‘D614G’, which is considered to be ten times more infectious.

Facts:

  • D614G: It is the official name given to the new mutated strain of COVID-19. 
  • It was first detected in Europe.However, it is now being seen in different parts of the world and has been found in Malaysia for the first time.

Additional Facts:

  • Mutation is a change in a DNA sequence.It can result from DNA copying mistakes made during cell division, exposure to ionizing radiation, exposure to chemicals called mutagens or infection by viruses.