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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: About 4% of cases in the United States may be related to Variant strains found in the United Kingdom

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: About 4% of cases in the United States may be related to Variant strains found in the United Kingdom

The United States is currently the country with the largest number of confirmed and deaths of COVID-19 in the world, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 27.68 million.

Recently, the United States has strengthened the prevention and control of the epidemic, and many COVID-19 data have shown a downward trend.

However, Warrensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said recently that the number of new confirmed cases and deaths in a single day is still much higher than last summer, and the continued spread of COVID-19 strains in the United States is likely to push up the epidemic data again.

According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of February 14, the United States has reported 1,193 cases of COVID-19 variant strain infections, the vast majority of which are Variant strain infections found in the United Kingdom.

According to the statistics of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the novel coronavirus variant found in the United Kingdom has spread rapidly to 40 states in the United States, with a total of 1,173 infections.

Among them, Maine, New Hampshire and Washington, D.C., have reported cases of this Variant strain for the first time, while Florida reported 379 cases, the state with the largest number of cases of infection of this Variant strain in the United States.

In response, Warrensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview with CBS that about 4% of confirmed cases in the United States are likely to be related to the coronavirus variant found in the United Kingdom.

CDC Director Volinsky: We now know, or estimate, that about 4% of confirmed cases in the United States are related to Variant strains found in the United Kingdom.

We also predict that by the end of March this year, the Variant strain found in the United Kingdom may become the dominant coronavirus in the United States.

Several other media reports cited British scientists as saying that there is increasing evidence that the COVID-19 variant found in the UK is related to a higher risk of death than other versions of the novel coronavirus, which will bring greater uncertainty to the severe anti-epidemic situation in the United States.

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