Rare COVID-19 variant identified in Sardinia

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(ANSA) – ROME, APR 6 – Cagliari’s Policlinico university
hospital said Tuesday that one of its laboratories has
identified a rare variant of COVID-19 in Sardinia.
    At the moment there have been no other reports of the variant,
A.27, in Italy but there have been cases of it in other European
countries such as Slovenia, France, Switzerland and the United
    The variant was found on March 18 in four Cagliari patients, one
of whom died, thanks to a new genetic sequencing platform.


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