The UK variant has been described as the most dangerous variant available. According to a medical study, it is 100% more potent than other strains.
UK COVID-19 strain very dangerous
The UK strain of coronavirus has been declared more dangerous than other versions, according to a health study in Britain. The research which compares fatalities among individuals in Britain affected with the variant B. 1.1.7 with others infected by other strains found out that this new strain has a huge fatality rate. This research was published on Wednesday, showed that what many people refer to as the UK variant led to more than 230 deaths after sampling 58,000 coronavirus patients compared with 120 deaths among the same figures infected by other versions.
'The UK strain is dangerous also with the ability to spread faster shouldn't be toyed with. This makes it very severe and a huge threat to vulnerable people.'' Robert Challen, a top researcher at the University of Exeter.
The UK strain easy to transmit and deadly - Study
This B. 1.1.7 strain was first seen in the small town in Kent around October 2020. It has become Britain's major strain. It has found its way to more than 129 countries and has been fatal. This version has more than 25 mutations in its transformation, which is high and this has made it spread faster.
British health experts say the strain is about 75% more transmissible than the first coronavirus. The spread of the variant has increased the total number of infected citizens in the UK. Britain has more than 4.5 million cases of coronavirus which has killed more than 129,00 all over the country.
However, the British government has bounced back, by vaccinating about 25 million citizens and promising 65 million before June end. This vaccination process has limited the fatality rates and patients in the hospital.