The mutant strains found in India spread to more than 40 countries and regions
Datetime: 2021-05-14 10:24:11
COVID-19 cases were confirmed in India in the past 24 hours of May 12th, when the latest data were released at the local time of May 12th. In addition, 348421 cases were confirmed by new crown pneumonia in recent 24 days. WHO said in a global COVID-19 weekly 12, a variant of the spread of the epidemic in India has spread to more than 40 countries and regions.
The weekly mentioned that the mutated new coronavirus b.1.617, which was first reported in India last October, has been detected in more than 4500 samples uploaded to an open database. The samples come from 44 countries and regions, covering six global regions classified by who. In addition, who has received reports of detection of this mutated new coronavirus in five other countries and regions. The weekly also mentioned that the UK is the country with the largest number of reported cases of the mutated virus except India.
The who announced earlier this week that the mutated new coronavirus b.1.617 is more infectious than the original strain, leading to "a rapid rise in prevalence in many countries," but stressed that its real impact on vaccine effectiveness "may be limited".