Germany Sees Rise of COVID-19 Variants, as UK Strains Detected in 40 Percent of New Cases

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  • Germany is experiencing a high prevalence of coronavirus cases caused by the COVID-19 variants, Dr. Lothar Wieler, the President of Germany's Robert Koch Institute said Friday
  • Weiler noted that the UK's B.1.1.7 variant has been detected in up to 40 percent of new cases in the country
  • The variant represented less than 6 percent of cases in the last 4 weeks, but has spread to become a major source of the infection
  • Germany recorded 10,580 new cases Friday, a rise of 583 cases from the last day.
  • The country also reported 394 new deaths, bringing the country's COVID-19 death toll to 71,504