75% of new cases of Kovid-19 in UK are from Indian strain

Ilustração em 3D representando o novo coronavírus
3D illustration representing the new coronavirus
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Three-quarters of all newly diagnosed cases of Kovid-19 in the United Kingdom are responsible for the first identified version in India, UK Health Minister Matt Hancock told a news conference on Monday.

“The latest estimate is that more than half and possibly up to three quarters of all new cases are now of this type,” Hancock said. “As we make our roadmap, we always expect cases to grow, we must be vigilant.”

Hancock further noted that the increase in cases attributed to this particular type was focused on some “hot spots”.

“The focus has been on increasing cases and wherever we are doing everything possible to combat this type,” he said, adding that health officials are increasing the capacity of testing and vaccination in these areas.

“For example, in Bolton, we did 17,147 vaccinations in the last week,” he said.
A total of 6,959 cases of Kovid-19 type identified for the first time in India, reported Public health england on Thursday.

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