A coronavirus variant first seen in Britain has been detected in at least 70 different countries, according to the World Health Organization’s weekly epidemiological report.
This report added 10 countries to the list where this variant, known as B.1.1.7 or VOC 202012/01, has been detected. According to WHO, incidences of this variant are declining in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands.
Other strains: A variant first identified in South Africa has been detected in 31 countries, according to the WHO. South East Asia is the only WHO region that has not reported a case of this variant so far. It’s widely known as B.1.135.
Variant P.1, first identified in Brazil, has been detected in eight countries. This report adds six countries to the last update on variants.