As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says, the new COVID-19 strain spreads fast across the UK.
As The Guardian reports, the new strain is 70% more transmissible.
Health officials say the new strain was allegedly detected in mid-September, and the number of new-strain-caused cases exceeded 28% of the novel coronavirus cases in November.
A total of 60% of infected are sick with the new strain in London.
The UK detected the new strain of coronavirus this week.
South Africa and Australia also found out the new COVID-19 strain.