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New virus variant reported in EU countries, Japan, Australia

New virus variant reported in EU countries, Japan, Australia
Preliminary analysis in suggests that the new variant may be up to 70% more transmissible than previously circulating variants, according to the CDC.

Last week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that a new variant of the coronavirus that could be “up to 70% more transmissible” had been reported in the U.On Saturday, British television station Sky News reported that Sweden was the latest country to confirm a case of the new variant.(PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images) A French citizen who lives in England, was recently diagnosed with the new variant in France, after arriving from London on Dec.” Cases of the new variant have also been confirmed in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Gibraltar, the Netherlands, Japan and Australia.

suggests that this new variant may be up to 70% more transmissible than previously circulating variants,” the CDC said.Another new variant of the virus, also believed to be more transmissible, was reported in South Africa this week.

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