The European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) reported that 26 countries, 13 of which are European, reported the presence of the British version of the coronavirus SARS-COV-2 among their citizens.
Already European countries reporting cases of the new type of virus are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Portugal and Sweden.
Outside the European continent, the British version was found in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, South Korea, Singapore, the United States, and Chile.
Virus mutations are extremely common and occur more frequently with widespread spread of Saras-Cove-2. It is estimated that the current coronovirus already has more than four thousand mutations.
However, this version has alerted researchers that, since it was discovered in the UK in September, it has become the most contagious in London and southeast England.
ECDC reported that as of 26 December, contamination caused by this new version has already exceeded three thousand.
The South African version 501.V2, first reported in October, has already infected more than 300 people, according to information from the European agency.
In a document published on its website, the ECDC stated that there is a high risk that the British (VOC 202012/01) and South African versions of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus will continue to spread to Europe, causing more cases of Kovid-19. .
“While there is no data that the new variants lead to more severe forms of coronavirus, preliminary results indicate they may be more contagious. The risk of their increased circulation in Europe is therefore high, as well as more hospitals. Is recruiting and monitoring deaths. ” Testing and tracking is essential, ”warned ECDC Scientific Director Mike Catchpole.