Last modified on August 8, 2021, at 17:47

Delta variant

The Delta variant is a rapidly spreading, deadlier variant of COVID-19. "The head of the World Health Organization said the COVID-19 delta variant, first seen in India, is 'the most transmissible of the variants identified so far,' and warned it is now spreading in at least 85 countries."[1] Early reports are that the Pfizer COVID vaccine is not protection against it.

The results of the genotyping, conducted at NICV, show 65 delta (Indian) variants, two South African variants, 25 unidentified variants, and two wild type variants, he said.[2]

In the UK, most of the deaths from the Delta variant have had at least shot of a coronavirus vaccine: UK due to the delta variant had at least one shot:

As of 14 June, there have been 73 deaths in England of people who were confirmed as having the Delta variant and who died within 28 days of a positive test, and of these:

34 (47%) were unvaccinated
10 (14%) were more than 21 days after their first dose of vaccine
26 (36%) were more than 14 days after their second dose[3]

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