The D614G mutation of COVID-19 has been found in a handful of cases in Malaysia. However, while reports have said that this strain is more infectious, it is not necessarily more fatal.
“The mutation called D614G was found in at least three of the 45 cases in a cluster that started from a restaurant owner returning from India and breaching his 14-day home quarantine. The man has since been sentenced to five months in prison and fined.”
The mutation has become the predominant variant in Europe and US w/ WHO saying there’s no evidence the strain leads to a more severe disease. A paper published in Cell Press said the mutation is unlikely to have a major impact on the efficacy of vaccines currently being developed
Source – Adrian Carrasquillo