We report the genome sequences of two GH clade severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) strains isolated from nasopharyngeal swabs from patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in South Korea. These strains had two mutations in the untranslated regions and seven nonsynonymous substitutions in open reading frames, compared with Wuhan/Hu-1/2019, showing 99.96% sequence identity.
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This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grants (NRF 2019R1H1A2078176 and 2020M3E9A1041759) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MIST), South Korea, and by the Brain Korea 21 (BK21) FOUR program (J.-W.O.). The work conducted by the Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, was supported by the research program funded by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (2019-ER5408-00), by research grants (2019-ER5101-00, Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study, and HI14C1324) funded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea, to J.Y.C., and in part by a faculty research grant (2020) from the Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, to J.H.K.
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- Molecular Biology
- Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)