It has been reported by the Public Health Agency of England (PHE) that the “Delta” variant of the new type of corona virus (Covid-19), first seen in India, is 60 percent more contagious than the “Alpha” variant, known as the UK variant, and is more resistant to the vaccine.
PHE pointed out that two doses of the vaccine were much more effective than one dose against the Delta variant.
In a statement made by PHE on 4 May, it was announced that the Delta variant had become the most dominant strain in the country, surpassing the Alpha variant.
IN THE COUNTRY, MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF THE COVID-19 CASE ARE THE INDIA VARIANT
The Delta variant accounts for more than 90 percent of new Covid-19 cases in the UK.
Delta variant cases in the country rose more than 240 percent last week.
The number of daily Covid-19 cases reached 7 thousand 393, the total number of those who received two doses of vaccine reached 40 million 886 thousand 878 and the total number of those who received the second dose of vaccine reached 28 million 857 thousand 102.
In the country, 77.6 percent of the adult population had the first dose and 54.8 percent had the second dose.