UGM found COVID-19 D614 mutation in DIY and Central Java

COVID-19 pandemic is currently still a major health issue in Indonesia and the world. Until September 6th 2020, there were 194.109 positive COVID-19 patients in Indonesia and keeps increasing. Therefore, researches on the causal virus of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is actively conducted especially to understand the genetic profile of the virus to support the development of therapy and vaccine also to understand the disease transmission process of COVID-19.

The Genetic Working Group, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing Universitas Gadjah Mada (Pokja Genetik FK-KMK UGM) has conducted whole genome sequencing on 15 COVID-19 samples from Yogyakarta Special Region (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta/DIY) and Central Java. From those 15 samples, 4 samples were successfully mapped for the whole genome and 3 samples contained the D614G mutation. These results have been published in the GISAID website and open for public. read more