COVID-19: Nottingham researchers use DNA sequencing to find ‘first recorded coronavirus death in UK’
The 75-year-old woman known as ‘Patient 1’ tested positive for coronavirus in hospital on February 21st.
She died on march 3rd, two days before the UK announced its first official coronavirus casualty
The study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, was born from work underway by the COVID-19 genomics UK consortium. A collaborative effort between Universities and research institutes to sequence and analyse the genetic code of different strains of coronavirus – thereby creating an in depth picture of the spread of the infection across the UK.
The Sun went inside the sequencing centre at Nottingham University to find out how it works.
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