6. Tests and new variants
The identification of new strains of the virus can only be carried out using a PCR test.
Screening for new strains of the coronavirus cannot sytematically be undertaken for each positive test. The presence of new strains within the canton of Geneva is nevertheless monitored thanks to analyses which are regularly performed by the Geneva University Hospitals' virology laboratory.
In the event of an infection with new strains of the coronavirus, the measures taken to avoid transmission (isolation and quarantine) do not vary.