NEW case of UK Covid variant in Spain’s Andalucia, bringing the total to eight
The counsellor of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, Elías Bendodo, has confirmed that another case of the UK Covid variant has been detected, this time in Granada. That brings the total cases of the new coronavirus strain in Andalucia up to eight. Granada and Malaga now both have three infections, while Sevilla and Campo de Gibraltar have one each.
A new study has shown that the mutant Covid strain, known as B117 or ‘Variant of Concern’ (VOC) is almost 50 per cent more contagious than the original virus and seems to be more prevalent in younger people.
The Junta de Andalucía is expected to meet in the coming days to analyse the data gathered over Christmas and make a decision about further Covid restrictions for the region.
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