"The Institute conducted research and was able to identify two cases of the new British COVID-19 variant in residents of Ivano-Frankivsk," the report said.
In addition, the Institute noted that the data on the detection of a new type of the virus had been transmitted to the World Health Organization.
On December 14, 2020, the British authorities confirmed a new strain of the coronavirus, which could be 70% more contagious than the original version of the disease.
Some 1,374,762 people contracted coronavirus in Ukraine as of March 4. A total of 10,057 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country on March 3.
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