Lambda COVID-19 strain, common in Latin America, may be more dangerous than previous ones, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

The new strain has already left the borders of Latin America. The first cases of infection with the Lambda strain were recently recorded in the UK
16:45, 7 July 2021

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The World Health Organization has added another COVID strain to its list of coronavirus variants to keep an eye on: the COVID-19 Lambda variant. It has already spread to 29 countries and firstly was registered in Peru, as Fortune reported.

According to WHO experts, the Lambda strain may be more dangerous than the Indian Delta strain, but so far there are not enough data for more accurate estimates.

It is known that the strain called Lambda is responsible for 82% of new infections in Peru over the past few months.

The new strain has already left the borders of Latin America. The first cases of Lambda strain have recently been reported in the United Kingdom.

Related: Delta strain causing "new deadly wave" in the world, - WHO

As it was reported earlier, on July 3, the Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the infectious Covid mutation Delta was detected in at least 98 countries. Delta strain spreads almost 1.5 times faster, and the disease course is much more severe than in previous versions of the coronavirus. The mutation dominates in Great Britain, Russia and Portugal. Delta is rapidly displacing other strains in Europe. The biggest danger of this strain is that not all vaccines cope with it.

The first two cases of the Indian coronavirus strain Delta have been recorded in Ukraine.

For this reason, the Cabinet of Ministers has introduced a mandatory test for coronavirus antigen to cross the Ukrainian border for people traveling from a number of countries.

Related: New Covid-19 wave can start in Ukraine by end of summer due to Delta strain

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