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Covid variant found in UK may be more deadly than others, says Boris Johnson

January 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The new Covid-19 variant first detected in the UK may be more lethal than previous strains, according to the country's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

(CNN)The new Covid-19 variant first detected in the UK may be more lethal than previous strains, according to the country's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

there is some evidence that the new variant. . .

"Both the vaccines we're currently using remain effective both against the old variant and this new variant," he added.

Vallance said patients who were hospitalized with the new variant did not appear to have a higher risk of dying compared to those hospitalized with the original form of the virus.

anyone who has tested positive there is evidence that there is an increased risk for those who have the new variant compared to the old [one. ]"

Vallance added that the evidence was not yet strong and that the data remained uncertain.

The UK recorded a further 1,401 coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, government data showed Friday -- up from Thursday's daily increase of 1,290 deaths.

The number of new Covid-19 infections registered in the UK over the last 24 hours is also up on Thursday's figure.

A total of 40,261 additional cases have been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the UK since the pandemic began to 3,583,907.

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