In Lithuania, a previously unknown mutation of the coronavirus (Covid-19), currently named E848K, has been detected. The Lithuanian Center for Public Health said they had detected the E848K mutation in 35 people in the Anyksciai region, and that covid-19 vaccines were among those infected.
As part of the efforts to combat the Coronavirus (Covid-19), vaccination campaigns continued unabated around the world, while the detection of a new mutation of Covid-19 was on the agenda in Lithuania.
Lithuanian authorities say the country has found a new mutation of Covid-19 that has never been seen before. The Lithuanian Center for Public Health said 35 people had been diagnosed with the new mutation in the anyksciai region in the northeast of the country.
For now, there is no evidence that people with the Covid-19 mutation E848K survive the disease more severely, experts said, announcing that almost a third of those infected have recovered.
Most of those infected with the E848K mutation showed no symptoms, experts said, adding that among those infected were those with the Covid-19 vaccine.
Lithuanian local television station LTR, which called the newly mutated virus the “Lithuanian mutation,” claimed that the E848K mutation is no more dangerous than other mutations of Covid-19 and is also seen in Norway and Denmark.
Lithuania’s Statistics Department said the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country, which has a population of about 2,800,000, reached 237,950 and the number of deaths due to Covid-19 reached 3,818.