According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on January 15 local time, mutant COVID-19 may become the main strain of infection in the United States by March this year.
CDC officials said that 76 people in 10 states in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus variant called B.1.1.7 so far.
At the same time, according to the model, the mutant virus may show “fast growth” in the coming months, causing more trouble to the health care system.
Michael Johansson, head of the CDC Modeling Team, said the CDC is working to ramp up testing for the mutant virus.
Meanwhile, the center’s medical staff admitted that there is no evidence that the mutation of COVID-19 is more deadly, but the spread is alarmingly fast, which will certainly lead to more infections.