According to the biopharmaceutical company deCODE genetics, Kari Stefansson, the coronavirus coming from Chinese Wuhan managed to mutate. The second strain in an unnamed patient is just a mutation, and, as it is supposed, more aggressive and contagious. In people with whom this patient was in contact, only the second strain was detected.
New coronavirus mutated into a more aggressive species
In Iceland, a patient was identified who contracted two strains of COVID-19 at once. According to experts, this may be the first recorded case of a double infection of this kind.
Stefansson also said that a similar mutation was not found outside of Iceland. This is evidenced by international databases, writes Reykjavík Grapevine magazine.
Now 688 locals are infected in Iceland. 14 hospitalized, one death recorded. 36 people have fully recovered.
According to Stefansson, the actual number of people infected in the country can be much higher – about 1% of the population, since in many cases the disease is asymptomatic. In this case, the virus carriers are not sent for testing.
“Mom, will I die?”: A child with a coronavirus has a fever of 42 ° C
Alfie Falbrook’s mother Briton warned about the seriousness of COVID-19
British Lauren Falbrook told in social networks about the serious condition of her son, five-year-old Alfie. According to the Daily Star, the child became infected with the new coronavirus COVID-19. He began a strong fever (the temperature rose to 42 ° C), hallucinations and bouts of vomiting occurred.
“Mom, will I die?” The boy asked. An ambulance arrived urgently hospitalized the baby, in the hospital he was tested for coronavirus. He turned out to be positive. Now the child remains in the walls of the medical facility.
The shocked woman posted an emotional post on Facebook, in which she urged other parents to take care of their children.
“Coronavirus is NOT a joke,” Lauren said. “Please stop turning a blind eye to him and jeopardize not only your own life, but also the lives of other people – because you want to go to a pub, restaurant or think you need 7 packs of 24 rolls of toilet paper… I was forced to to watch how my five-year-old son turned from a bunch of all the energy of the world into a child who does not move, does not eat, does not drink and does not urinate. “I saw how he had hallucinations and how he was crying from a headache.”
The woman urged everyone who reads her posts on Facebook to put aside all things outside the house and “just wait a bit”. “The sooner everyone undertakes social distance, the sooner it will all end,” the British said.
Currently, the number of infected COVID-19 in the UK has increased to 8,227 people. 435 died from complications caused by the disease.