A new variant of Covid discovered in France with 12 people tested positive

A new variant in the south of France turns out to have “46 mutations” of the original Covid.

The Covid strain could originate from Cameroon, Africa.

12 people in the region have so far tested positive for the variant, which has shown an ‘atypical combination’, reports the Daily Express.

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The Covid variant was given the name B.1.640.

The Covid strain was first detected by experts from the IHU Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, France.

In the new preprint, dated December 29, the scientists said: “The SARS-CoV-2 variants have become of major virological, epidemiological and clinical concern, particularly with regard to the risk of escaping the disease. vaccine-induced immunity. “

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Other strains include Omicron, which is currently crossing the country, and Delta, which was first detected in Kent.

Speaking during a visit to a vaccination center at the Guttman Center at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the Prime Minister said the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is ‘demonstrably milder’ than other strains.

But he said “there is no doubt that Omicron continues to sweep across the country.”

And he added: “I think we have to recognize that the pressure on our NHS, on our hospitals, is going to be considerable over the next two weeks, and maybe more.”

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