The coronavirus mutation from England, which is considered particularly contagious, was already in Germany in November. This was announced by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Health. It was subsequently detected by the Hannover Medical School in a case of infection in November.
It was the samples of a very old Covid 19 patient with previous illnesses and his wife who have now died. The reference laboratory at the Berlin Charité has also confirmed the virus variant B1.1.7.
Daughter was apparently infected in England
According to the ministry, the patient’s daughter was in England in November and is believed to have been infected there. The daughter and wife of the deceased have now recovered. There are no further infections in connection with these cases, according to the ministry.
The first case in which the coronavirus mutation from England was detected became known a few days ago. On December 20, a woman from Great Britain entered Baden-Württemberg and the mutated variant B1.1.7 was also detected. But the case in Lower Saxony is now the earliest evidence of the mutation, which is considered particularly contagious, in Germany.