There has been a person in Iceland who has been infected simultaneously with two strains of the coronavirus.
This news came out according to the Reykjavik-based deCODE genetics company.
“We found an individual who had two types of virus; on the one hand the virus with a specific mutation and, on the other, the virus without that mutation,” Kari Stefansson, chief executive of the company
Not only was the patient infected with two strains of the virus but people who came into contact with the patient were only found to have the virus with the mutated strain.
Kari thinks that it could be a coincidence that these people got infected or it could mean that the virus with the mutation is more hostile and severe.
“It could just be coincidence, but it could also mean that the virus with the mutation was more virulent than the one without the mutation.” Kari said
Currently, he and the company’s staff aren’t sure of the cause for people having the mutated coronavirus.
So, what other findings have the company found?