A new small study reveals that the new coronavirus has mutated in 30 different types of mutations so far.
A team of researchers from the University of Zhejiang in China says there are dozens of mutations in the new coronavirus. The most dangerous, they say, have been reported in China, and similar mutations are spreading across Europe, according to the South China Morning Post.
Weaker sequences of the virus have been reported in the United States.
Three types of coronavirus worldwide
Scientists say there is type A, which is the original virus transmitted by human bats. This type was not the most common in China, which surprised many. In China, scientists say, type B coronavirus has spread the most.
Type A is currently the most dominant in Australia and America. Two-thirds of Americans tested for type A virus. Dr Peter Forster says type B viruses are common in England and that three-quarters of all patients tested are infected with the virus. In addition, type B dominates Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Type C is a “daughter” of type B and it came to Europe through Singapore, scientists say. Type C also hit Italy.
Scientists believe that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is constantly mutating to adapt to various immune systems. What they have concluded so far is that America has been affected by the weakest type of virus, while the most severe and deadly has hit Europe the hardest.