New Delhi: As the efforts by various countries to bring a stop to the spread of coronavirus continues, the infection continues to rapidly transform into different variants, detected in multiple countries. A new covid strain ‘Lambda’ has been found to be more dangerous and fatal than the Delta variant, said the UK Health Ministry adding that it has been detected in more than 30 countries in the past four weeks.
On Monday, the Health Ministry tweeted, "The Lambda strain was reported to have originated from Peru, the country with the highest mortality rate in the world," reported The Star.
It further reported that the Health Ministry had linked the report by the Australian news portal news.com.au saying the Lambda strain had been detected in the United Kingdom.
According to the portal, six cases of the Lambda strain have been detected in the UK to date.
Lambda accounts for nearly 82 per cent of the coronavirus case samples reported during May and June in Peru, Euro News reported citing the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).
Recently, Public Health England in the UK reported a handful of cases caused by Lambda had been detected in the country and recognized it as having “a potential increased transmissibility or possible increased resistance to neutralizing antibodies.”
*Excerpts From Times Now