The hunt for an unidentified person who tested positive for the Brazil variant of coronavirus has narrowed to 379 households in southeast England, the health secretary has said. In total, six cases of the P1 coronavirus variant first found in Brazil have been discovered in the UK. One has still yet to be identified after the individual failed to complete their test registration card. What we know about the Brazil variant But Matt Hancock told the House of Commons on Tuesday that officials had now “identified the batch of home test kits in question”. He added: “Our search has narrowed from the whole country down to 379 households in the southeast of England and we’re contacting each one. Advertisement “We’re grateful that a number of potential cases have come forward following the call that we put out over the weekend.” There are concerns that the Brazil variant may spread more easily , might evade the immune system, or that vaccines might be less effective against it. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: Liverpool comedy club cancels test event amid vaccine passport confusion and ‘hate campaign’ COVID-19: Legal challenge to let indoor hospitality open sooner to be fast-tracked COVID-19: UK trial of Oxford… Read full this story
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