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CDC reviewing new data that suggests coronavirus variant identified in UK could be more deadly

January 24, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are speaking with UK health officials to learn more about British data that suggests a new coronavirus variant could be more deadly.

By Nectar Gan and Adam Renton, CNN

From CNN's Elizabeth Cohen

Scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are speaking with UK health officials to learn more about British data that suggests a new coronavirus variant could be more deadly.

A UK report released Friday states there is "a realistic possibility" that the new variant has a higher death rate than other variants.

While the data is not conclusive, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "there is some evidence that the new variant . . .

From CNN's Christina Maxouris and Holly Yan

That's an average of about 67,934 new infections every day, or an average of one new infection every 1. 2 seconds since January 21, 2020.

As infections kept soaring this weekend, so did the death toll.

Variants threat: While some states have reported recent dips in their daily Covid-19 numbers, new coronavirus variants have many scientists worried.

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