CNBC: Covid variant first found in the U.K. appears to be 64% more deadly than earlier strains, study finds

CNBC: Covid variant first found in the U.K. appears to be 64% more deadly than earlier strains, study finds. “The highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the U.K. is associated with a 64% higher risk of dying from Covid-19 than earlier strains, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers at the University of Exeter and the University of Bristol analyzed data from more than 100,000 patients in the U.K. between Oct. 1 and Jan. 28. They compared death rates among people infected with B.1.1.7, the variant first found in the U.K., and those infected with other previously circulating strains.”

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