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'British' strain of Covid-19 observed in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two first cases of the new strain are confirmed in Ivano-Frankivsk
15:57, 4 March 2021

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The first cases of ‘British’ strain of coronavirus are confirmed in Ukraine. Two positive results were reported in Ivano-Frankivsk, as Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko reported.

“Today, the Institute of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases named after Hromashevsky, exposed two mutated cases of coronavirus with genetic characteristics that belong to the ‘British’ strain,” Lyashko said.

The mutation was exposed in two samples collected two weeks ago in Ivano-Frankivsk.

Besides, 48 samples were collected of severely ill people in Ivano-Frankivsk to get to know whether or not there are mutations in the extended form.

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The Health Ministry of Ukraine has already informed the World Health Organization.

Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal claimed that the third wave of coronavirus pandemic has begun in Ukraine.

Besides, he underlined that if most of the Ukrainian regions end up in the red quarantine zone, there could be another lockdown in this country.

As of March 4, Ukrainian doctors detected 1,374,762 cases of infection with Covid-19 in this country. 1,186,873 people recovered, and 26,591 died of complications caused by the disease. Over the last 24 hours, 10,057 new cases were reported, and 194 patients died. Currently, three Ukrainian regions are in the red quarantine zone.

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