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Increased spread of the disease in the UK - concerns about "Delta Plus"

Increased spread of the disease in the UK – concerns about “Delta Plus”

A new and potentially infectious mutation of the delta variant of the SARS-Cowie-2 virus is of concern, and in the United Kingdom, the spread of the infection is now increasing.

In the last 24 hours, more than 49,000 new infections have been diagnosed in the UK, while the number of hospitalizations and deaths is on the rise. Concerns are growing about the new, stronger wave of Govt-19 this winter, and there are now demands from the health sector to reintroduce the regulations.

At the same time, the focus on new mutations is increasing Called AY.4.2. Or “Delta Plus” It is spreading now.

This is a mutation of the delta variant, which accounts for almost six per cent of new cases in the UK in September. And the ratio is growing A statement From the country’s health authorities on October 15.

The mutation was discovered in a laboratory in July this year, and research on its properties is ongoing.

Two experts Jeffrey Barrett Covid-19 at the Wellcome Sanker Institute in Cambridge and Professor of Genetics Francois Balox vid University College London Institute of Genetics Says Financial times They estimate that the mutation spreads by 10 to 15 percent more than the original delta variation.

However, Franோois Baloux wants to allay fears about the new mutation.

It could make things much harder, but it could not fully explain the increase in cases in the UK, he tells the newspaper.

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