World COVID Mostly UK Variant in March reports that as of March 1, 2021, 28% of the COVID in the world is the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant of the disease. I was first identified in the UK in September 2020 and has since been detected in the US and other countries. This is of growing concern because it has shown to be significantly more transmissible than other variants.

The CViSB Team at Scripps Research is tracking the prevalence of several lineages or sets of mutations within the SARS-CoV-2 (hCoV-19) genome. They will regularly produce a report describing the current situation, focusing on the United States. is providing tracking on the COVID virus variants.

Written By Brian Wang,