Coronavirus mutation detected in Viersen (North Rhine-Westphalia)


D├╝sseldorf –

The British mutation of the corona virus has now demonstrably arrived in North Rhine-Westphalia.

  • British virus mutation first arrived in NRW
  • It was proven in a man from Viersen
  • The mutation is said to be significantly more contagious than the previously known version

“The State Center for Health was informed by telephone yesterday afternoon by the RKI that the mutation of the coronavirus known from Great Britain had been detected in a person from the Viersen district and thus for the first time in North Rhine-Westphalia,” said the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 29. December, on request with.

Coronavirus mutation: Man from Viersen infected and now recovered

The local health department is now investigating the case with the new additional information.

As the district of Viersen announced, the infected was a 58-year-old who fell ill at the beginning of December and has since recovered. The man was not infected in Great Britain, but from a colleague from the Czech Republic.

In the past few days, the mutated coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 had also been detected in patients in Baden-W├╝rttemberg and Lower Saxony. According to scientists, it is significantly more contagious than the previously known version. (dpa)

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