876 new cases of Covid-19 were detected in Ukraine on July 2. This is mentioned in the report of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
27 people passed away, and 505 recovered during the previous day.
Since the beginning of pandemic till now, the overall number of infected in Ukraine has reached 46,763. Another 20,558 recovered.
Earlier, we reported that an international group of scientists discovered a new mutation of coronavirus, G614. It appears to spread faster than the common form of Covid-19. CNN reported that with a reference to a research published in the Cell magazine.
"The researchers call the new mutation G614, and they show that it has almost completely replaced the first version to spread in Europe and the US, one called D614. “Our global tracking data show that the G614 variant in Spike has spread faster than D614,” theoretical biologist Bette Korber of Los Alamos National Laboratory and colleagues wrote in their report. “We interpret this to mean that the virus is likely to be more infectious,” they add. “Interestingly, we did not find evidence of G614 impact on disease severity”, reads the story.