New coronavirus form more contagious, similar in severity, study shows

The Nation | Jul 3, 2020 at 8:26 AM
  • A new mutation of the coronavirus named G614 has become more common than its initial form, originating in Europe and then spreading to the United States.
  • Scientists involved in the study expressed hope that, as the new virus form spreads, it will be less pathogenic.
  • The global number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is approaching 11 million, as the coronavirus-related death toll topped 520,000.