Written by: Hong Yilin
Last update date: 2021-06-18 15:23
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated on June 16 that Lambda, a variant strain of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19), which was first discovered in Peru, has spread to 29 countries, especially South America. It may have a high transmission capacity or More resistant.
It was first discovered in Peru in August 2020.
According to the WHO, as of April 2021, this mutant strain has accounted for 81% of domestic cases in Peru.
This virus strain has appeared in 29 countries, most of them in South America, including Argentina (Argentina), Chile (Chile) and Ecuador (Ecuador).
Among the confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Chile in the past 60 days, patients infected with Lambda accounted for 32% of the total number of confirmed cases. Argentina and Ecuador have also increased the number of cases of this new variant virus.
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The World Health Organization on the 14th listed Lambda as one of the world's most concerned variants (Variants Of Interest, VOI).
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