SARS-CoV-2 VOC Genome Sequencing for Surveillance. As of May 26, 2021 PHO Laboratory changed the specimen selection process for whole genome sequencing (WGS) and will be randomly selecting a proportion of all COVID positive specimens with Ct≤ 30 * from the VOC-PCR test ( 10% of all positive specimens) regardless of the VOC-PCR result ...
May 31, 2021· KUALA LUMPUR (May 31): The Health Ministry (MOH) has identified 119 cases of Covid-19 in the country which are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, categorised as a Variant of Concern (VOC) and a Variant of Interest (VOI).Health Director-General (DG) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the total, 14 cases were infections from abroad, while 105 were local infections. There were 104 VOC …
News. Step 3 of BC’s Restart Published on: June 30, 2021. COVID-19 sick-leave reimbursement application for employers now available Published on: June 17, 2021. Employers need to sign up for online services to apply for COVID-19 sick-leave reimbursement Published on: May 28, 2021.
Jul 13, 2021· Jul 13, 2021· Viral mutations and variants in the United States are routinely monitored through sequence-based surveillance, laboratory studies, and epidemiological investigations. A US government interagency group developed a Variant Classification scheme that defines three classes of SARS-CoV-2 variants: Variant of Interest. Variant of Concern.
Variants of a virus are expected to occur naturally over time. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been documented in Virginia, the United States and globally throughout this pandemic. Scientists categorize variants based on how concerning they are.
Aug 02, 2021· COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC) Case Report August 2, 2021 Cases reported here include cases with specimens sequenced at the Scientific Laboratory Division (SLD), University of New Mexico, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Aegis, LabCorp, Fulgent, and Gravity Genetics. Variants
Jun 14, 2021· On May 19, 2021, the Delta Variant of Concern (VOC), formerly known as the Indian VOC or B , became the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 in Scotland. The Alpha VOC (formerly known as the Kent VOC, , or S gene negative) had been the dominant strain previously, but it has rapidly been replaced (appendix p 1).
Nov 11, 2020· European Public Health Alliance, “Coronavirus threat greater for polluted cities”, 2020 (downloaded October 2020) Environmental Health Journal, “Air pollution and case fatality of SARS in the Peoples Republic of China: An ecologic study”, 2003, (downloaded October 2020)
The Response Measures Database (RMD) The ECDC-JRC database is an archive of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), or measures, introduced by 30 countries in the European Union and European Economic Area in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The RMD is reviewed and updated every two weeks. Coronavirus.
Jul 05, 2021· Jul 05, 2021· NM COVID-19 VOC Epidemiologic Interpretation Name First Identified Attributes1 New Mexico2 (Alpha) United Kingdom -50% more transmissible -Potential to cause more severe cases and deaths -Dominant strain in NM at 64% of samples collected the week of 5/31/21
All viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, change over time. Most changes have little to no impact on the virus’ properties. However, some changes may affect the virus’s properties, such as how easily it spreads, the associated disease severity, or the performance of vaccines, therapeutic medicines, diagnostic tools, or other public health and social measures.
Jun 28, 2021· The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant of concern (VOC) continues to drive a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK, with a current doubling time of 3·5–16 days,1 consistent with previous pandemic waves during 2020–21, and a sustained increase in the reproduction number (R) to 1·2–1· Daily hospital admissions and the number of patients requiring mechanical ventilation are …
Aug 05, 2021· Aug 05, 2021· SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern as of 8 July 2021. ECDC regularly assesses new evidence on variants detected through epidemic intelligence, rules-based genomic variant screening, or other scientific sources. If a decision is made to add, remove, or change the category for any variant, the tables are updated to reflect this change.
Jun 19, 2021· COVID-19 VOC testing (through PCR): Eligible samples that tested positive during the initial COVID-19 diagnostic test are currently sent for VOC PCR testing to determine if a mutation indicating VOC is present in the sample. Our test looked specifically for the N501Y and E484K mutations, which are the mutations associated with three of the ...
designated Variant of Concern (VOC) 202012/01 by Public Health England (PHE). Phylogenetic studies carried out by the UK COVID-19 Genomics Consortium (COG-UK) 7 provided the first indication that the VOC has an unusual accumulation of substitutions and was growing at a large rate relative to other circulating lineages. Here we analyse VOC whole