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South African variant numbers up amid reports of infected people who had a vaccine dose

Added 04-16-21 06:36:03am EST - “Officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of the strain in London, with additional testing facilities set up for hundreds of thousands of people.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Reports of infected people who had a vaccine dose”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Fears are rising over the South African variant following reports that several infected people had received at least one vaccine dose.

An extra 56 cases were reported in the week up to April 14, according to government figures, which takes the total confirmed cases of the variant to 600. 

Officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of the strain in London, with additional testing facilities set up for hundreds of thousands of people.

A Test and Trace official reportedly said that several people were infected despite having had at least one dose of the Oxford or Pfizer vaccine, according to the Financial Times. 

The B.1.617 variant is thought to have contributed to the now surging outbreak in India, where it was first found, and sources said the UK is monitoring it 'due to sustained international transmission'

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