Hospitals in Madrid, Cantabria detect 20% B117 among new cases of Covid-19

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The new variant of the coronavirus discovered in the United Kingdom, considered between 30% and 50% more contagious by various studies and now also suspected of being more lethal, is spreading through Spain faster than the system sanitary is capable of monitoring. In some areas, such as Cantabria or the northeast of the Community of Madrid, it already accounts for 20% of new infections , according to estimates from reference hospitals based on tests carried out on their patients. The official data on the impact of the strain, however, are almost testimonial and the Ministry of Health only considers 205 confirmed cases.


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** This post was originally published on January 23, 2021 **