A new strain of Covid-19 virus has been found in Bavaria, southern Germany, and preliminary evidence suggests that the strain is different from what is known.
The strain was found in a town in Bavaria. A new strain of the virus is believed to have been detected in 35 of the 73 people confirmed to be infected, including patients and medical staff, in a hospital in a ski town in Berlin. The hospital has sent virus samples to Berlin for further analysis.
German ministry of health said it will also strengthen supervision will be coronavirus appears varieties, including strengthening the virus gene sequencing and analysis work, the target is 5% confirmed case samples for sequencing, to better grasp the variant of the virus, there is a particular focus on the virus, will speed up the transmission speed and make patients more severe symptoms.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with state governments to discuss a rapid response to the outbreak, leaving open the possibility of extending the closure of cities due to end at the end of the month.
Germany on Monday reported 7,141 new cases and 214 more deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to more than 2.05 million and more than 47,000 deaths.
Post time: Jan-22-2021