Final Saturday, December 26, he registered in Spain the primary case of the brand new variant of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which was detected in mid-December within the UK. The Group of Madrid reported that it had already registered 4 instances of this new pressure, along with having one other three beneath remark.
As anticipated, in keeping with well being authorities, this new variant of the virus, whose principal attribute is that it’s extra contagious than different beforehand found strains, it has been increasing all through Spain and the remainder of the world. In the meantime, in the UK they’re struggling an avalanche of sufferers and the ambulance providers on this space of the nation are receiving about 8,000 emergency calls per day, ranges not seen for the reason that peak of instances within the first wave final April.
Madrid already has six instances, all of them with out gravity, and is learning 13 others. For its half, Andalusia has already detected 5 instances, 4 vacationers from the UK and one other who has been contaminated by contact with one of many above, to which one other seven are being studied. In Elche, the primary two instances of the Valencian Group have additionally been registered. As well as, Galicia reported on Tuesday that it has seven instances beneath examine, of which one has already been confirmed as optimistic within the new pressure, within the city of Sergas, close to Santiago.
The Well being Minister of the Junta de Andalucía, Jesús Aguirre, declared that the individuals who have arrived with the brand new British pressure had a unfavourable PCR. Nonetheless, he notes that “A PCR is a nonetheless picture that may be executed days earlier than after which develop signs”. Due to this fact, it asks the central authorities to insist on the management of signs upon the arrival of vacationers.
For his half, the Deputy Minister of Public Well being and the Covid-19 Plan of the Group of Madrid, Antonio Zapatero, recalled on Monday that this new pressure just isn’t extra critical, however sure “extra transmissible” which qualifies as “drawback”, as a result of there could be “extra contaminated sufferers”, with the chance of elevated healthcare stress that this suggests.
A complete of 17 nations have already got the brand new pressure amongst their residents
This new, extra contagious variant of the virus is touring from nation to nation and plenty of are starting to imagine that instances are going to be reported. The USA registered the primary case in the whole nation within the state of Colorado, equivalent to a person in his 20s who had not traveled wherever lately. For its half, Canada reported on Monday two individuals with the brand new pressure who additionally had not been overseas. Mexico has not but confirmed it, however assures that “the variant had already been detected since September, though it was notified the primary week of December.”
However the brand new pressure has not solely traveled to America, it has additionally traveled to Asia. India reported the primary six instances on Tuesday of the British pressure of coronavirus, after having analyzed round 33,000 passengers arriving from the UK between November 25 and December 23. As well as, Japan reported 5 instances on Monday in vacationers from the UK, with two becoming a member of on Tuesday.
Along with these nations, Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, France and Italy have additionally introduced that they’ve detected this pressure. Particularly placing is the case of Denmark, which has already reported 33 instances of the British variant. In complete, there are 17 nations which have instances of the brand new pressure of coronavirus, unfold over Asia, America and Europe.
Lastly, Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus, in control of the WHO, said that there will likely be “Setbacks and new challenges subsequent 12 months, for instance, the brand new strains of the coronavirus”. WHO is working with scientists around the globe to “higher perceive the adjustments within the virus and their affect.” Thus, they collaborate with scientists from the UK and South Africa who will information the subsequent steps.