This Thursday February 25, 2021, Prime Minister Jean Castex has held a press brief he addressed the situation in France. He describes a preoccupying situation including a new surge of the coronavirus epidemic that translates with 30,000 new cases reported the day before. This increase is said to be caused by the spread of more transmissible coronavirus mutations.
Specialists recently estimated the UK variant will become dominant in France by the beginning of March. And it seems to become the trend: according to the Prime Minister, the UK variant now represents about half of new coronavirus cases. For the record, the coronavirus variant is said to be 70% more transmissible than the historic strain.
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Covid: UK variant found in circa 45% cases in Paris and Île-de-France
Covid-19 UK variant is now set in Paris and Île-de-France. According to AP-HP director Martin Hirsch, the UK mutation now represents about 45% positive cases in the Ile-de-France area.