A new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has been identified across the South East of England.
This variant includes a mutation in the ‘spike’ protein. Changes in this part of the spike protein may result in the virus becoming more infectious and spreading more easily between people.
The best way to stop infection is to stick to the rules – wash our hands, wear a face covering and keep our distance from others.
As of December 13, 2020, 1,108 cases with this variant have been find out, predominantly in the South and East of England.
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