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Circulating SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Italy, October 2020-March 2021

Version 1 : Received: 20 May 2021 / Approved: 21 May 2021 / Online: 21 May 2021 (15:12:17 CEST)

How to cite: Lai, A.; Bergna, A.; Menzo, S.; Zehender, G.; Caucci, S.; Ghisetti, V.; Rizzo, F.; Maggi, F.; Cerutti, F.; Giurato, G.; Weisz, A.; Turchi, C.; Bruzzone, B.; Ceccherini-Silberstein, F.; Clementi, N.; Callegaro, A.; Sagradi, F.; Francisci, D.; Venanzi Rullo, E.; Vicenti, I.; Clementi, M.; Galli, M. Circulating SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Italy, October 2020-March 2021. Preprints 2021, 2021050526 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0526.v1). Lai, A.; Bergna, A.; Menzo, S.; Zehender, G.; Caucci, S.; Ghisetti, V.; Rizzo, F.; Maggi, F.; Cerutti, F.; Giurato, G.; Weisz, A.; Turchi, C.; Bruzzone, B.; Ceccherini-Silberstein, F.; Clementi, N.; Callegaro, A.; Sagradi, F.; Francisci, D.; Venanzi Rullo, E.; Vicenti, I.; Clementi, M.; Galli, M. Circulating SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Italy, October 2020-March 2021. Preprints 2021, 2021050526 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0526.v1).

Abstract

A growing number of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants is being identified worldwide, potentially impacting the effectiveness of current vaccines. We report the data obtained in several Italian regions involved in the SARS-CoV-2 variant monitoring from the beginning of the epidemic and spanning the period from October 2020 to March 2021.

Subject Areas

SARS-CoV-2 virus; complete genome sequencing; COVID-19 RT-PCR testing; Spike protein; vi-ral variants

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