Scientists are discovering that the new British variant will probably increase the number of dead, admission to the hospital

A new variant of the coronavirus strain discovered in the UK is likely to cause more hospitalizations and deaths in 2021, as it is 56 percent more portable, a new study conducted by the Center for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Found Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. A version of SARS-CoV-2 called VOC 202012/01 that appeared in the south-east of England in November 2020 “seems to be expanding rapidly towards fixation”, according to a new study. However, there is still no scientific evidence as to whether COVID-19 is expected to become more severe for those suffering from the new variant, as the WHO has worked with health experts around the world to get more information about the new mutated strain.

“We incorporated a two-step mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to observed admissions to COVID-19 hospitals, hospital bed occupancy and intensive care, and deaths,” the scientists explained in a newly published study.

Further, it was found that the hospitalization rate increased in the NHS England regions in the southeast, east of England and London. The scientists found that the mutated genome was extremely contagious from any existing variant of SARS-CoV-2.

“Increased portability is likely to lead to a large increase in incidence, and hospitalizations and deaths of COVID-19 are projected to reach higher levels in 2021 than recorded in 2020, even if regional multilevel restrictions were applied before 19 December “, the researchers warned. The study suggested that a national blockade like the one carried out in England in November 2020 was effective in suppressing the transmission rate of the new variant in some parts, but was “unlikely to reduce the effective number of Rt reproductions to less than 1”.

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17 mutations were found

Earlier, the UK announced at a press conference that the new SARS-CoV-2 variant known as Variant of Concern 202012/01 (henceforth VOC 202012/01) was widespread and quickly spread to several parts of England, London and the South. East. Moreover, the UK has also identified another ‘portable’ variant of COVID-19 linked to South Africa that is spreading at a dangerous rate despite an established laying system, announced British Health Minister Matt Hancock. At least two cases in London and north-west England that were diagnosed with a positive sequelae of another new variant of the coronavirus have been quarantined. Both patients have traveled from South Africa in recent weeks. Scientists have found 17 mutations in the first variant of the rapidly evolving genome.

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