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Sixteen novel lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa

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The first severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in South Africa was identified on 5 March 2020, and by 26 March the country was in full lockdown (Oxford stringency index of 90)1. Despite the early response, by November 2020, over 785,000 people in South Africa were infected, which accounted for approximately 50% of all known African infections2. In this study, we analyzed 1,365 near whole genomes and report the ide...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41591-021-01255-3

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0000-0002-7102-8540
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0000-0003-0926-710X
Publisher:
Springer Nature
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Volume:
27
Issue:
3
Pages:
440-446
Publication date:
2021-02-02
Acceptance date:
2021-01-15
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1546-170X
ISSN:
1078-8956
Pmid:
33531709
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English
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Pubs id:
1160029
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pubs:1160029
Deposit date:
2021-02-11

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