Washington, April 8 According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States, as of the 8th, 20,412 cases of variant novel coronavirus infection have been reported in the United States. Public health experts worry that many people travel and meet with relatives and friends during the Spring Break in the United States. Once they relax their vigilance against the virus and related prevention and control measures, it may lead to a rebound of the epidemic.
According to the data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19,554 cases of variant virus infection in the United States were infected with the B.1.1.7 variant virus found in the United Kingdom, 424 were infected with the B.1.351 variant virus found in South Africa, and 434 were infected with the P.1 variant virus found in Brazil.
At present, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated five variant viruses as “need attention”. In addition to the above three viruses, there are also B.1.427 and B.1.429 variant viruses found in California in the United States. There is evidence that these variants are more transmissible, resulting in higher risk of severe illness and hospitalization, and may reduce the effectiveness of vaccines or other treatments.
Rochelle Valensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on the 7th that the B.1.1.7 variant virus has become the most common coronavirus variant virus in the United States. Virus detection is still an important means to quickly diagnose and isolate COVID-19 cases. The United States needs to continue to advance the progress of coronavirus vaccination.
Recently, the epidemic situation in the United States has shown signs of rebound. According to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of the 7th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States has increased by an average of about 64,000 in the past seven days, the highest level since March 1.
Stanley Pearlman, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Iowa in the United States, said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency that the large number of people traveling during the spring break in the United States and the relaxation of social distancing restrictions are likely to cause a surge in the number of cases again. At the same time, the number of cases of variant COVID-19 in the United States continues to increase, which requires the whole society to remain highly vigilant and effectively follow relevant epidemic prevention and control measures.
According to the latest statistics of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of the 8th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 31 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 560,000.