A very infectious covid varient which was first discovered in Britain has spread around the world. As per researchers, this variant is more deadly than the previously discovered variants.
A study was conducted which compared the death rate among people in Britain infected with the new Sars-CoV-2 variant also know as B. 1.1.7 against those infected with the other variants of the Covid-19 causing virus.
The mortality rate of the new variant was ‘ significantly higher ‘.
The B.1.1.7 was first discovered in September in the UK and since then it also has been found in more than 100 other countries.
It is easier to spread because of its higher number of mutations in its genetic code.
The new variant has led to 227 deaths among 54,906 covid patients on the other had only 141 died due to the previous variant.
This new variant is considered as a threat due to its ability to spread fast.