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WHO: Delta variant will become the world main popular variant virus strain
WHO: Delta variant will become the world main popular variant virus strain. It was reported on June 19 that Swaminathan, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization, said on the 18th that the Delat variant of COVID-19, which was originally discovered in India, is becoming the most popular variant virus strain in the world.
Swaminatan said at the press conference: “Due to the increased infectivity of the Delta variant virus, it is becoming a major variant virus strain in the world.”
According to data released by WHO officials on the 16th, the Delta variant has spread to more than 80 countries.
The UK added more than 11,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the 17th, the first time in the past four months that there were more than 10,000 new cases in a single day. Among the recent confirmed cases in the UK, about 95% of them have been infected with the Delta variant virus.
German Federal Minister of Health Span warned on the 18th that the Delta strain of the COVID-19virus is continuing to spread in Germany, and it is only a matter of time before it becomes the most important strain in Germany.
US President Biden also expressed concern on the 18th that the Delta variant virus is coming. He pointed out that the new variant virus makes people who have not been vaccinated more vulnerable than it was a month ago. In particular, the Delta variant virus is more easily spread, may be more deadly, and is especially dangerous to young people. Biden announced on the same day that the United States has administered 300 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since he took office 150 days, and about 65% of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
In addition, the WHO warned against the surge in COVID-19 cases in Africa. According to WHO data, in the week ending June 13, there were more than 116,500 new cases of COVID-19 in Africa, which was higher than the nearly 91,000 cases in the previous week.
Earlier, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Morty, said that the relaxation of restrictions, coupled with the colder weather in southern Africa at this time and the emergence of multiple virus variants, have led to a recent surge in cases on the African continent.
(source:internet, reference only)