Coronavirus versions identified in England may be more lethal

Coronavirus versions identified in England may be more lethal
London, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus identified in southern England in September last year would be more deadly than the previous one, in addition to being highly contagious, scientists at the Universities of Exeter and Bristol warned today.

According to the results of a study published on Wednesday in the Specialized British Medical Journal, the death rate among people infected with the so-called Kentish version will be between 30 and 100 percent.

Scientists came to this conclusion after detecting 227 deaths in a sample of 55,000 patients who developed Kovid-19 after being infected with that strain, and compared it with 141 deaths reported in similar people, Others were infected with variables. Already prevalent in the country.

Although deaths from Kovid-19 are a rare occurrence, the risk of death from variant B.1.1.7 (scientific name) increased, leading to the study, said Robert Challan, an epidemiologist at the University of Exeter.

In the opinion of the expert, this danger should be taken seriously, given the prevalence level first identified in the city of Cantt, and this was one of the reasons that led the British government to impose a new imprisonment. Forced to. In England last January.

The study, which included 110,000 people, was based on positive cases for the disease between November 2020 and last January, which, according to its co-author Leon Dano of the University of Bristol, allows for maximization of coincidence.

The United Kingdom collects more than four million 200 thousand infected with Kovid-19 and about 125 thousand deaths associated with the disease, although in recent weeks the daily figures began to decrease as a result of the effects of imprisonment and vaccination campaigns.

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So far, about 23 million people have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, and the government’s plan is that by the end of July the entire adult population of the country will have had a chance to be vaccinated.

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