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Almost all of UK’s COVID cases are Delta variant, says PHE

Written by on June 18, 2021

The Delta variant now accounts for almost all of the UK’s coronavirus cases, according to Public Health England.

Some 33,630 cases of the strain were recorded in the last week and PHE said “the most recent data show 99% of sequenced and genotyped cases across the country are the Delta variant”.

Last week, the Delta variant made up 90% of COVID cases across the UK.

The Delta variant is thought to be 65% more transmissible than the Alpha (Kent) variant in indoor settings, according to PHE estimates.


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