Coronavirus Delta Variant in Britain: UK health experts have released a report on various variants of corona virus found worldwide. This report raises concern amid the second wave of Kovid-19. According to this report, the delta variant (B 1.617.2) of Kovid-19 is the most dangerous. The cases of this variant (Delta Variant) were first seen in India only.
It is 60 percent more contagious than the alpha variant found in the UK. Not only this, it also reduces the effect of the vaccine to some extent. Public Health England (PHE), which is detecting this variant on a weekly basis in Britain, said that Delta cases in the country have increased by 29,892 to 42,323. It has increased by about 70 percent.
90 percent of cases in the UK
The latest figures also show that at present 90 percent of the new cases of Kovid-19 in Britain are from the Delta variant. Their growth rate is seen to be much higher than the alpha first identified in the Kent region of England. Also, this variant has dominated the country till now. PHE said in its latest analysis, ‘New studies from PHE show that the delta variant is about 60 percent more contagious than the alpha variant. The growth rate of Delta cases is high in all regions. According to local estimates, their number doubles between 4.5 to 11.5 days.
Considering increasing the lockdown in Britain
Due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant in the country, the British government is once again considering imposing a lockdown. It is believed that the lockdown can be extended for two weeks. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also told the cabinet and his colleagues that new cases of Kovid-19 infection are being seen. The number of patients admitted in the hospital is also being monitored. Keeping all these things in mind, the decision will be taken in the lockdown. (input from language)
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