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Volume 27, Number 10—October 2021

Genetic Diversity of SARS-CoV-2 among Travelers Arriving in Hong Kong

Haogao Gu1, Daniel K.W. Chu1, Lydia D.J. Chang, Sammi S.Y. Cheuk, Shreya Gurung, Pavithra Krishnan, Daisy Y.M. Ng, Gigi Y.Z. Liu, Carrie K.C. Wan, Ruopeng Xie, Samuel S.M. Cheng, Benjamin J. Cowling, Dominic N.C. Tsang, Malik Peiris, Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran, and Leo L.M. PoonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (H. Gu, D.K.W. Chu, L.D.J. Chang, S.S.Y. Cheuk, S. Gurung, P. Krishnan, D.Y.M. Ng, G.Y.Z. Liu, C.K.C. Wan, R. Xie, S.S.M. Cheng, B.J. Cowling, M. Peiris, V. Dhanasekaran, L.L.M. Poon); Department of Health Centre for Health Protection, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong (D.N.C. Tsang); HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (M. Peiris, V. Dhanasekaran, L.L.M. Poon)

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Table 1

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 variants of concern and variants of interest identified in imported cases in Hong Kong, January 2020–March 2021

Pango lineage Total cases Country (no. cases)
B.1.1.7* 39 Pakistan (13), Philippines (8), United Kingdom (7), United Arab Emirates (3), India (2), Netherlands (2), Canada (1), Ireland (1), South Korea (1), Switzerland (1)
B.1.351* 7 Philippines (5), Bangladesh (1), United Kingdom/South Africa (1)
B.1.526† 1 United States (1)
B.1.617† 1 India (1)
P.3† 6 Philippines (6)

*Variant of concern. †Variant of interest.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

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