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The English variant represents nearly 80% of contaminations in Switzerland

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Scientists were predicting its expansion, and they were right: in more than 71% of cases, people who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Switzerland are infected with the B117 variant, which first appeared in the United Kingdom. The figures represent the average of the data analyzed by two teams, one in Zurich, the other between Basel and Geneva, which sequence the genome of the virus. In the case of the Zurich team, with the Viollier laboratory, the maximum proportion even reaches 84%. This leads the Federal Office of Public Health to say that the figure is probably around 80% on average.

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