Virus mutation more infectious, but less deadly

The D614G mutation found in Europe, North America and parts of Asia has coincided with a drop in death rates, says infectious diseases expert

A common mutation of the novel coronavirus may be more infectious, but appears to be less deadly, according to a prominent infectious diseases doctor.

The D614G mutation found in Europe, North America and parts of Asia has coincided with a drop in death rates, according to Dr Paul Tambyah, senior consultant at the National University of Singapore and president-elect of the International Society of Infectious Diseases.

"Maybe that's a good thing to have a virus that is more infectious but less deadly," says Dr Tambyah,

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