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UK coronavirus variant doubling in every 10 days in US

According to a recent research, a more infectious version of the coronavirus first identified in Britain is circulating quickly in the United States, doubling about every 10 days.

UK coronavirus variant doubling in every 10 days in US
08.02.2021 12:54

The study concludes that this current form of COVID-19 is roughly 35 to 45% more transmissible than the other strains present in the United States at the moment. While researchers said the number may be even higher, it is in line with previous estimates.

The team of Dr. Andersen calculated that the transmission rate of B.1.1.7 in the United States is 30 to 40 percent higher than that of more popular versions, but as more information comes in, those figures could increase, he said. In other nations, including Ireland, Portugal and Jordan, the version has also been implicated in surges.

The version was imported into the nation independently at least eight times, most likely as a result of individuals commuting from Britain between Thanksgiving and Christmas to the United States.

Researchers in Florida report that more than 4% of cases are now caused by B.1.1.7. According to the calculations of his staff, the national number could be 1 percent or 2 percent.The early data could amount to a warning sign for governments about the trouble ahead, particularly considering several countries have recently experienced surges in infections tied to this new variant.