The UK Department of Health is investigating the emergence of another new type that has been detected in 16 new cases of infection in the UK.
According to a story published by “The Telegraph”, the variant called B.1.621 is linked to international travel. There is currently no evidence of active community transmission.
Although experts concluded on July 21 that this new variant appeared, the British newspaper explained that officials had already discovered it weeks ago due to confirmation of cases in other countries, at the time when the delta variant, which was found for about two months in the Nepal has already become dominant in the world.
To date, 325 cases of this new strain have been confirmed in Colombia, 264 in the United States, 196 in Spain, and 122 in Mexico, but there are also reports of cases in other countries in Europe, South America and Asia.
In the UK, 16 confirmed cases have been recorded in different regions, and London is the current hub with 10 cases among young people aged 20 to 29, three of which are linked to international travel.
Although the emergence of this new strain may worry experts in the future, the British Ministry of Health is currently warning that there are no indications that this new strain is resistant to Covid-19 vaccines.
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