New, even more permeable version adds 2 subtypes of ‘Micron’

New, even more permeable version adds 2 subtypes of 'Micron'

UK officials monitor a rise in COVID-19 cases related to a new type of coronavirus. XE, as it was initially named, combines the BA.1 and BA.2 strains of micron. At least 637 cases were reported till this Monday (28/3).

According to the UK Health and Safety Agency (UKHSA), XE is 9.8% more permeable than BA.2 – the strain identified as the main cause of the new wave of Covid-19 in parts of Europe and Asia – and it is rapidly spreading in the country.

The first UK case related to the new version was discovered on 19 January. There is still no information about the lethality of the latest strain.

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