Sumary of Delta variant causes more than 90% of new Covid cases in UK:
- Now Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that up to 96% of new Covid cases in the UK involve the Delta variant, and that it has about a 60% increased risk of household transmission compared with the Alpha variant..
- The steep jump in cases is, in part, down to the use of a new technique to determine the variant present in a positive Covid sample..
- Using this approach, together with the more time-consuming genome-sequencing technique, the team says the most recent data shows 96% of Covid cases involve the Delta variant..
- Dr Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, urged people eligible for vaccination to come forward to receive the jab….