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First case of new COVID-19 strain Kraken registered in Ukraine
KYIV. Jan 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The first case of a COVID-19 coronavirus disease strain, also known as Kraken, has been registered in Ukraine.
According to a statement on the website of the Health Ministry of Ukraine, the case was registered in Sumy region in a person who did not get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease.
The ministry recalled that the Kraken strain does not have specific mutations, which could make it more dangerous than the other strains.
At the same time, as compared to the previous strains, Kraken most effectively "evades the human immune response and is able to trigger serious diseases in senior people and people with weakened immunity."
The World Health Organization said that this strain could increase the incidence levels.