WHO said – Things are under control in the UK. (Photo-AP)
Within a day, 1041 people died due to corona in the United Kingdom. According to the country’s Health Department, the total number of people who lost their lives to the epidemic has been 77,346. There have been 62,322 new cases in the country.
- Last Updated:January 7, 2021, 12:06 AM IST
‘Immunization program to be expedited’
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson released the data on coronavirus infection, saying that the vaccination program would have to be expedited to lift the recently imposed lockdown restrictions. He said that 23 percent of people above 80 years of age have been vaccinated with the corona. This means that some of the people in the country who needed the most protection from coronavirus have been vaccinated by Kovid-19.
New type first shown in Southeast UK
Significantly, the strain found in Britain is with the original genetic material, and is also stronger. This virus spreads rapidly. At least for now, this is visible in the case of Britain. According to the World Health Organization, the new type appeared in Southeast Britain. In December, when Corona cases increased rapidly in this part, then scientists noticed this. It was found that the new virus was active in patients since September.
Scientists studying the new virus found that the corona virus has gone through the process of mutation 23 times since its inception. In many of the middle mutations, the virus has not become dangerous, while this new type is considered to be quite fatal from the point of view of infection.