According to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the SARS-CoV-2 variant in the United Kingdom is the virus that causes covid-19 and is already the “most common” virus in the United States.
Madrid, Spain (Europa Press) – The British variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19, is already the “most common” virus in the United States. Disease Prevention (CDC) in that country Rochelle Walensky (Rochelle Walensky).
The expert said at the press conference: “According to our latest estimates, the B.1.1.7 variant is the most common ancestry in the United States.”
In addition, he insisted that out of all the “different ancestry” and “many different potential variants” of SARS-CoV-2, the British variant “is actually the most common variant in the United States.
A number of studies have shown that B.1.1.7 is more infectious than the parental virus and may have a higher risk of related death. Currently, 16275 cases of the British variant have been confirmed in North American countries. According to data maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they have been diagnosed in 52 states or jurisdictions in the country.
The United States is the country hardest hit by the covid-19 pandemic. So far, the US health authorities have counted more than 30.8 million infected people, including more than 556,500 deaths from the disease.