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DOH monitors COVID mutations

Weekly SARS-CoV-2 sequencing will help understand transmission


Last updated 3/4/2021 at 7:40pm

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The Washington State Department of Health is set to publish a weekly report studying mutations of COVID-19.

The SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and variant report will summarize genome sequencing coverage of Washington. Data will be drawn from multiple laboratories across the US and Washington state. Sequencing capacity and data will become available by county and will be split out by demographics. Comparing the sequences of viruses allows for better understanding of viral transmission and new strains, also called variants. On Feb. 22, the DOH announced the second variant to COVID-19 to reveal itsel...

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