Coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, first found in the UK, found in the US in December, dominates the country for a total of 3 months. The announcement was made Wednesday by Rochelle Valensky, director of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Specialists at the center predicted back in January that a variant of the virus first discovered in the UK would become dominant in the United States by the end of March. B.1.1.7 has a special ability to spread and has higher mortality rates.
According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, the estimated number of people infected with Covid-19 in the United States today exceeds 30 million. Complications of the disease have killed 559,116 people, far more than in any other country.