B117 deadlier than other COVID-19 strains, more data affirm | CIDRAP

The B117 COVID-19 variant, which was first identified in the United Kingdom in October 2020, may pose a 61% higher risk of 28-day mortality, according to a study published today in Nature.

The finding is in line with last week’s BMJ study that reported B117 had a 64% higher 28-day risk of death among people older than 30, although both studies note absolute 28-day mortality risk remains low for most populations.

Source: B117 deadlier than other COVID-19 strains, more data affirm | CIDRAP