If current trends continue, the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control have warned that Delta might soon become the internationally dominant version of Covid-19.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that Delta is now the main version of Covid-19 in much of Europe. The WHO, in collaboration with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), stated that measures to limit the spread of the Delta strain must be stepped up.
The median proportion of Delta variants discovered in samples sent for genetic sequencing in these 19 nations was 68.3 percent. In comparison, the previously mentioned
This suggests that Delta has surpassed Alpha as the primary Covid-19 version in much of Europe.
The prevalence of the highly transmissible Delta strain has now been established in practically all European countries, according to experts.
According to statistics, the Delta variant accounts for around 83% of all new Covid-19 infections in the United States.
Unless the virus mutates further to generate a new and more competitive strain, the variant will continue to propagate, displacing the circulation of other versions.
Delta (B.1.617.2) was discovered in India in October of 2020 and was identified as one of the key culprits fueling the second wave of Covid-19 infections that decimated the country earlier this year.
According to Reuters, “the biggest risk to the globe right now is just Delta,” citing microbiologist Sharon Peacock.