New Covid strain is ‘70% more contagious’ as cases of high velocity mutant coronavirus double in a WEEK | The Sun
THE NEW strain of Covid that's ripping through London and the South is up to 70 per cent more contagious, Boris Johnson said today. The "frighteningly transmissable" variation has burst the Christmas bubble for millions of Brits and forced the area into a new Tier 4 lockdown.
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Data from the ONS shows that Covid cases are rising across England but in areas plunged into Tier 4 today, infections have soared during December.
The new stain is spreading rapidly accounting for 28% of cases in November. But by December 9, around 60% of cases were down to the new strain.