Ghanaian scientists have provided even more details on the new variants of Covid-19 in the country and their relationship with the current resurgence in new cases.

The West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at the University of Ghana has revealed that one of the virus’ new strains which mutated in the United Kingdom is currently driving the new infections being recorded locally.

President Akufo-Addo had announced in December that a new variant of the novel coronavirus had been detected among travelers who had been isolated to prevent the spread.

However, the Director of the WACCBIP’s suggests that findings point to a considerable spread of the contagions.

According to Dr Gordon Awandare, the “data shows clearly that B.1.1.7 (first reported in UK) is now the predominant strain driving local transmission in Ghana.”

Update: Our January sequencing data shows clearly that B.1.1.7 (first reported in UK) is now the predominant strain driving local transmission in Ghana.

Source: myjoyonline

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