More than 41 thousand cases of infection with the British strain of coronavirus infection have been detected in Turkey, the head of the country’s Ministry of Health Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday, March 10.
“To date, there have been 41,488 cases of infection with the British strain in 76 provinces, 61 cases of infection with the South African strain have been detected in nine provinces, a case of infection with the California-New York strain and another case of infection with the Brazilian strain of coronavirus have been reported in one province,” the minister wrote. on your page in Twitter…
Since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Worldometer portal, more than 2.8 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Turkey, 29.2 thousand people have died, 2.6 million have been cured.
Earlier that day, UK scientists, conducting a corresponding study, said that the British mutation of coronavirus B.1.1.7 is twice as deadly as previous variations of COVID-19.
A new variant of the coronavirus was identified in the United Kingdom at the end of 2020. The mutation is 70% more infectious than other SARS-CoV-2 varieties.
The British strain of coronavirus infection as of March 3 was detected in 43 countries. As noted by the head of the Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia, Veronika Skvortsova, 3.5 thousand coronavirus mutations identified in Russia are neutral and do not spread among the population.
On March 10, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, noted that there is still no widespread distribution of the British strain in Russia. In addition, the available vaccines reliably protect against it.