The Global Times reported that a new variant, originating from a micron, was discovered by genetic sequencing of the novel coronavirus from a confirmed mild case in the Chinese city of Suzhou. According to the city’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most cases are imported from other counties and cities.
Suzhou City immediately conducted epidemiological investigations and genetic sequencing of each case, the agency said.
It is estimated that one in every 13 people contracted the Corona virus last week in Britain, according to the latest data from the British Statistics Office.
On Friday, the office said it was estimated that 4.9 million people had contracted Covid-19 in the week ending March 26, up from 4.3 million in the previous week. The Associated Press reported that the latest spike is supported by BA.2, an offshoot of the Micron variant.
Hospitalization and death rates are up again, although the number of deaths from coronavirus is relatively low compared to data from the start of the year. However, recent figures show that the surge in infections that began in late February – when Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifted all restrictions in England – continued into March as well.
In Germany, a scam was discovered. In a report cited by The Associated Press, officials said a 60-year-old man had been vaccinated multiple times against Covid-19 to obtain vaccination records and sell them to people who refused to vaccinate.
German police recently carried out several operations against the falsification of vaccination records. Daily cases have been increasing in Germany for several weeks, but many restrictions were lifted last Friday. Experts say the latest wave of infections in Germany is due to the Omicron BA.2 variant and appears to have already reached its peak.
On Sunday, Germany’s disease control agency reported 74,053 new cases. Less than a week ago, the rise was 11,224 new cases per day.
(with Global Times and Associated Press)
Copyright © Estadão. All rights reserved.
“Devoted food specialist. General alcohol fanatic. Amateur explorer. Infuriatingly humble social media scholar. Analyst.”