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The US has recorded more than 10,000 infection cases of coronavirus variants. An expert warn of another Covid-19 surge. Check Out What Xinhua reported?

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Among the total of 10,985 variant cases reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of Sunday, 10,579 cases were caused by the variant known as B.1.1.7, which was originally detected in Britain.

There were 288 cases of a new strain initially discovered in South Africa, called B.1.351, and 118 cases of the P.1 strain first discovered in Brazil.

In addition, the B.1.427 and B.1.429 variants, two coronavirus strains first detected in California, are also being closely monitored by the CDC. Virus variants may contribute to “increased spread” of infections, Stanley Perlman, professor at the University of Iowa, mentions Xinhua in an interview.

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Adding into it he says “Cases may be increasing again. We need to still wear masks and practice social distancing.” Public health officials said protective measures like mask use, physical distancing, hand hygiene and prompt vaccination can help prevent against Covid-19 infections and emerging strains.

Source: Indiatvnews

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