July 3, 2020 / 4:37 PM / a month ago

Almost third of COVID-19 samples show mutation, but not more severe disease - WHO

GENEVA, July 3 (Reuters) - Almost 30% of genome sequencing data from samples of the COVID-19 virus collected by the World Health Organization have shown signs of mutation, but there is no evidence that it has led to more severe disease, a top WHO official said on Friday.

“I think it’s quite widespread,” Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist, told Reuters on the sidelines of a briefing held by the UN journalists’ association ACANU in Geneva.

The UN agency has so far collected 60,000 samples of the disease, she said. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Josephine Mason)

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