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Three times more infectious and with high mortality: the Ministry of Health has told about the British strain of coronavirus in Ukraine

Features of the British strain of coronavirus. Photo: UNIAN

Features of the British strain of coronavirus. Photo: UNIAN

The British strain of coronavirus that was registered in several patients in Ukraine, is three times more infectious than the "maternal" one. Moreover, its incubation period is only one to three days.

It also has a high mortality rate. Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov has announced this during a briefing.

In particular, among the strain characteristics is a decrease in the proportion of asymptomatic or mild disease.

According to Stepanov, in addition to the respiratory system, this strain affects the kidneys, liver and central nervous system.

Also, patients (from 52% to 76%) have postcovid syndrome lasting from three to six months.

Context. In December 2020, European countries began to massively change the rules of entry into their territories due to the spread of a new coronavirus strain that was found in Britain.

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