Physicians at Public Health England (PHE) have found a new mutation of the coronavirus in Britons.
“To date, 16 cases of B.1.621 mutation have been identified across the country. Most of them are associated with travel abroad,” the specialists noted.
PHE specialists are now analyzing the new COVID-19 variant. So far, there is no evidence that the strain makes coronavirus vaccines less effective.
“PHE is conducting laboratory tests to better understand the effects of mutations on the virus’ behavior,” the Mirror wrote.
Earlier in July, scientists found that the Indian strain was more dangerous than the British strain.
Indian mutation COVID-19 was identified in March. India’s Ministry of Health noted that at the time, experts had little data to establish a link between the emergence of the strain and an increase in the incidence of the disease in several Indian states.