Increased mortality in community-tested cases of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7.

@article{Davies2021IncreasedMI,
  title={Increased mortality in community-tested cases of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7.},
  author={Nicholas G. Davies and Christopher I. Jarvis and W. John Edmunds and Nicholas P Jewell and Karla Diaz-Ordaz and Ruth H. Keogh},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2021}
}
SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7, a variant first detected in the UK in September 20201, has spread to multiple countries worldwide. Several studies have established that B.1.1.7 is more transmissible than preexisting variants, but have not identified whether it leads to any change in disease severity2. Here we analyse a dataset linking 2,245,263 positive SARS-CoV-2 community tests and 17,452 COVID-19 deaths in England from 1 September 2020 to 14 February 2021. For 1,146,534 (51%) of these tests, the… 

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