The 28-day risk of death for the B117 COVID-19 variant was 64 higher than for previously circulating strains in people older than 30 years a UK study finds. The study led by University of Exeter researchers and published today in BMJ involved community-based testing and death data from 54906 matched pairs of participants who tested positive for COVID-19 from Oct 1 2020 to Jan 29 2021.
The variant known as B117.
Covid variant b117. Variant is not associated with more severe illness and death but appears to lead to higher viral load consistent with emerging evidence that this lineage is more transmissible than the original COVID-19 strain. CNNTwo new studies suggest that the B117 coronavirus variant which was first identified in the United Kingdom is more transmissible but the variant does not appear to. What do we know about the variant B117.
Referred to as the B117 variant it first emerged in the UK county of Kent though new research shows it may have been slowly spreading since September 2020. The third week of 2021 saw the variant detected in 231 positive tests for the coronavirus according to data from national infectious disease agency State. Shortly after news of the B117 variant broke scientists in South Africa revealed that they too had identified another mutated Covid-19 virus spreading within their own.
The B117 COVID-19 variant which was first identified in the United Kingdom in October 2020 may pose a 61 higher risk of 28-day mortality according to a study published today in Nature. The more infectious variant of Covid-19 B117 now constitutes around one in seven of positive tests for the virus in Denmark. On September 20 a new SARS-CoV-2 variant called B117 was first identified in Greater London in England among a large number of new cases.
The faster-spreading B117 variant of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in the United Kingdom the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is quickly on its way to becoming the dominant variant. Its spread has accelerated quickly and is now the most prominent strain of Covid-19 in the UK. By December 19 UK.
An observational study of patients in London hospitals suggests that the B117. Treatment for Covid-19 is the same whether you have the original strain or the variant. The more-contagious variants of concern now account for more than half of all new COVID-19 cases in the province with B117 making up the majority of those.
The journal Emerging Infectious Diseases which has published an early-release version of the study provides evidence that the coronavirus variant B117 501Y had spread across the globe. You can read more about what to do if you get infected here. The B117 variant first emerged in London and southeastern England late last year and has since been detected in dozens of countries.
The B117 variant of the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been spreading for longer than previously known researchers have found. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tight restrictions on London and southeastern England following up with a national lockdown this week as more than 50000 new cases were recorded every day since December 29. AUSTIN Texas A highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 variant was unknowingly spreading for months in the United States by October 2020 according to a new study from researchers with The University of Texas at Austin COVID-19 Modeling Consortium.
The South African Variant.