Delta variant 60 per cent more transmissible, reduces vaccine effect: UK experts

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Sumary of Delta variant 60 per cent more transmissible, reduces vaccine effect: UK experts:

  • Public Health England (PHE), which has been tracking VOCs on a weekly basis, said that the cases of the Delta VOC have risen by 29,892 to hit 42,323 in the country – an increase of around 70 per cent..
  • “New research from PHE suggests that the Delta variant is associated with an approximately 60 per cent increased risk of household transmission compared to the Alpha variant..
  • Growth rates for Delta cases are high across the regions, with regional estimates for doubling time ranging from 4.5 days to 11.5 days,”.
  • The health experts are using novel genotyping tests to detect the Delta VOC, giving a result for action within 48 hours….

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