Researchers have not found that the new variant causes a recent increase in cases.
19. October 2021 at 18:19 TASR
London. The British government is “closely monitoring” a new mutation in the corona virus variant. Delta, Which is often found in the country.
However, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Monday that there was no evidence that the AY4.2 mutation was spreading faster than the original Delta type. PA Media and DPA reported.
According to the scientists, the AY4.2 variant has two characteristic changes in the specifications, however, they were found in several variants – for the first time in April 2020, but so far they have not expanded significantly.
“The A222V mutation was found in the B.1.177 variant, which spread throughout Europe in the summer of 2020. However, subsequent analyzes suggest that this variant is not highly contagious and that its prevalence may be due to population processes.” Balox of the University. College London.
“Because AY.4.2 continues to be relatively rare, if it spreads ten percent faster, it will only cause a slightly higher number of cases.
As he recalls, the alpha and delta types were at least 50 percent more contagious than previous variants at the time of origin.
Variant AY4.2 is rare outside the UK – for example, in the US, they have detected only three such cases.
In Denmark, it consistently ranks positive tests Corona virus, Found 2% share of this variation, but in the meantime its occurrence is still rare.
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