The contact number for the virus variant B.1.1.7 is above 1

The Corona variant B.1.1.7 is growing and the contact number for the British variant is calculated at 1.25.

This is stated by Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke (S) on Twitter. This means that the variety is growing.

Nationwide, B.1.1.7 was found in 45 percent of the analyzed samples in week 6, he writes.

The contact number – formerly called the infection pressure – for coronavirus in general – including variants – is calculated at 0.9. Last week, it was calculated at 1.0.

»It is a good place to be for Denmark a week and a half after the reopening of the 0th to 4th grades. Especially when we also have the underlying increase in B.1.1.7, «writes Heunicke on Twitter.

The two contact numbers cannot be directly compared, as the data for which they are calculated are not from the same period.

Figures from the Statens Serum Institut showed on Monday that 52.5 percent of 326 positive corona samples, which were analyzed on Saturday, contained a variant of corona.

The proportion of virus samples with variants of corona grew steadily during February. At the beginning of the month, the share was 23.7 percent.

It is especially B.1.1.7 that continues to take up more space in Denmark. But also a South African variant of coronavirus has been found in Denmark. It goes by the name B. and has been detected eight times.

The Minister of Health has previously stated that it is expected that B.1.1.7 will account for 80 percent of the new cases of coronavirus infection in early March.

It was precisely with reference to B.1.1.7 that the coronary restrictions were tightened at the beginning of the year. Among other things, the assembly ceiling was lowered to five from before ten people.

/ ritzau /


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