“British” strain of coronavirus found in 22 countries in Europe — WHO

According to the World Health Organization, a mutated strain of the SARS CoV-2  has been detected in 22 countries in Europe.

This is reported by the WHO Regional Office for Europe on Twitter.

Hans Kluge, head of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, said the new strain of the coronavirus, first detected in in September, is more contagious, but there is no evidence that it is causing more severe forms of illness.

More than a quarter of all member states have very high infection rates and overburdened health systems because of it, he said.

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