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NEW YORK – An international team led by researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa has identified 16 new lineages of SARS-CoV-2 that were isolated from South Africans between March 6 and Aug. 26, 2020, most of which have unique mutations that have not been identified elsewhere.

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