The detection was confirmed by the Secretary of State Health, Daniel Díaz. The variant is known as B117 and it is a version that is easier to spread.
The Guanajuato Health Secretariat reported the detection of a case of the new variant of COVID-19 from the United Kingdom.
The variant is known as B117 and it is a mutated version of the virus that is easier to spread.
The news was released by the State Secretary of Health, Daniel Díaz, in accordance with the protocols established by the National Institute for Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference.
At the moment, the official did not give further details about the find.
La cepa del virus #SARS_CoV_2, que viene de Reino Unido y es conocida como #B117, una versión del #COVID19 con mutaciones; se identificó en un caso del Estado de #GTO, acorde a la notificación del Instituto Nacional de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológico @TV4NotiOficial pic.twitter.com/SbbT6LJrcV— Dr. Daniel Díaz (@DrDanielDiazGto) March 24, 2021
In addition to this case, so far this year at least five cases of this new variant have been detected in the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León.
The first case of the B117 variant was detected in early January in a patient who traveled from Ghana, Africa, to Mexico City, with a stopover in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on December 29. One day after his arrival in the Mexican capital, the patient traveled by plane to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, where the case was finally confirmed.
Almost a month later, on February 5, Tamaulipas, two other cases were detected in Tampico, Tamaulipas, and three more in the state of Nuevo León.