Scientists in China are about to confirm the COVID-19 virus has mutated into a more deadly “evolved” “L” strain that now accounts for 70% of cases in China. Despite the high number of infected  “L”  strain cases, the spread of this deadly strain has slowed down in China, whilst the original or “Ancestral” “S” strain continues to infect people at a steady rate.

The Coronavirus has now infected at 94,250 people and claimed the lives of 3,200 globally. As major sporting events start to be cancelled or played behind closed doors with no live audiences and governments draw up and start to implement their battle plans to combat the virus, life as we currently know it, is going to change. Expect quarantine in virus breakout areas and restriction of movement (even in towns that are not infected, but close to the Outbreak areas), closure of schools and universities, armed forces on the streets and the outlawing of large public gatherings across the UK and Europe. The COVID-19 global mortality rate according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) has increased from 2% to 3.4 %. 

This new mutated deadly “L” strain would explain the high death tolls in Italy and Iran in such a small amount of time. The good news is 51,026 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 so far.

“What is the coronavirus? 

A coronavirus is a type of virus which can cause illness in animals and people. Viruses break into cells inside their host and use them to reproduce itself and disrupt the body’s normal functions. Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word ‘corona’, which means crown because they are encased by a spiked shell which resembles a royal crown.

The coronavirus from Wuhan is one which has never been seen before this outbreak.  It is a “Novel” virus.  It has been named SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. The name stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2.

Experts say the bug, which has killed around one in 50 patients since the outbreak began in December, is a ‘sister’ of the SARS illness which hit China in 2002, so has been named after it.

The disease that the virus causes has been named COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019.”