Covid-19: Calls to delay lockdown lifting, and Delta variant more spreadable

The Delta variant is roughly 60% more transmissible than the Alpha, or Kent, variant and could make people more seriously ill, Public Health England has said. Nearly two-thirds of people infected with the Delta variant, and more than half of those who have died with it, have not had a Covid vaccine at all, the latest official data suggests. The Delta variant is now the dominant variant in the UK, accounting for 90% of cases. Officials stressed that two doses of the vaccine provide “significantly more protection” than one.

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