Sumary of Delta variant threatens England re-opening:
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hopes of ending England’s coronavirus lockdown on June 21 are hanging in the balance as data shows a further rise in cases of the rapidly spreading Delta variant..
- Total British cases of the Delta variant, first identified in India, have jumped by 29,892 to 42,323, Public Health England said on Friday, adding the variant currently accounted for more than 90 per cent of new COVID-19 cases..
- A top British epidemiologist said on Wednesday that the Delta variant is believed to be 60 per cent more transmissible than the previously dominant Alpha variant..
- A widely watched prevalence survey showed that the number of people with COVID-19 was estimated to have risen in the week to June 5, though not as sharply as the week before…