January 19 According to a report on the US political news website (Politico) on the 18th, a new variant novel coronavirus has been found in Bavaria, Germany.
According to the report, 73 patients and medical staff in the hospital have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and an unknown strain of COVID-19 variant was found in samples of 35 confirmed patients.
Samples of variant strains have been sent to relevant institutions in Berlin for further analysis.
The variant strains of COVID-19 found at the hospital are different from that of the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil.
It is not clear whether the new variant virus is particularly infectious.
According to the data of the Robert Koch Institute of Disease Control and Prevention in Germany on the 18th, Germany has added 7,141 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with a total of 2040659 confirmed cases; 214 new deaths, with a total of 46,633 deaths.