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Coronavirus variant discovered in Britain has significantly higher death rate: study

A highly infectious variant of Covid-19 that has spread around the world since it was first discovered in Britain late last year is between 30 per cent and 100 per cent more deadly than previous dominant variants, researchers said on Wednesday.In a study that compared death rates among people in Britain infected with the new SARS-CoV-2 variant – known as B.1.1.7 – against those infected with other variants of the Covid-19-causing virus, scientists said the new strain’s mortality rate was …

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