December 08
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Israel has recorded the first case of the COVID-19 new strain - AY.4.2.

According to the health ministry, thesick person is a minor who returned from abroad and was tested at Ben Gurion airport.

The Financial Times, citing experts, reported that a new strain of coronavirus AY.4.2, a variant of the well-known delta strain, is spreading in the UK.

Scientists have suggested that the mutation could be 10-15% more infectious than the Indian strain. The new variant now accounts for nearly 10% of all infections in the UK.

The strain is actively spreading, but still slower than the original delta variant, when it was brought to the country from India at the beginning of the year, scientists say.

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