The American authorities confirmed the registration of the new AY.4.2 strain of the Corona virus in the United States, adding that they had no information about the emergence of foci or the increase in the number of infected people.
In a press briefing today, Wednesday, Rochelle Valensky, head of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, reported that the center records “from time to time” the spread of this new strain that was recently discovered in Britain, but she indicated that there is no data indicating that this strain “undermines the effectiveness of the vaccine.” or medicines used to treat the Corona virus.
She confirmed that the main mutator circulating in the United States of the emerging Corona virus is the “delta” mutant, explaining that 99.7 percent of “Covid-19” patients are infected with it.
Earlier, British scientists announced the spread of a new, more deadly version of the “delta” mutant in the country, noting that AY.4.2 may become 10-15% more dangerous than the “delta” strain.
Scientists from the Singer Institute in Cambridge and the Genetics Institute in London indicated that the new mutant, which was recently detected in Britain, may be a reason for the growing number of infections in the Kingdom, knowing that the percentage of people infected with it in the total number of injuries recorded in the country so far has reached 10%. It is still on the rise.
The Israeli authorities also reported the detection of the new mutant of the Corona virus in the country.