Within a few months, the highly contagious variant of delta will become the dominant mutation in the new coronavirus worldwide.
This was stated by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to which it has already been reported in 124 countries and territories.
“The delta is expected to outperform other variants very quickly and become the dominant circulating line (of the new coronavirus) in the coming months,” he said in a regular assessment of the global epidemiological situation published weekly by the UN health agency, according to AFP.Read also Laboratories confirmed another 72 new cases of delta variant
In the last week, the number of countries and territories in which they confirmed the occurrence of the delta variant, originally discovered in India, has increased by 13. In many large countries, including Britain, China, India, Indonesia and Russia, delta variants have already been detected in more than 75 percent analyzed samples.
Other coronavirus variants that the WHO says are currently concerned include alpha, beta and gamma, which are new designations for British, South African and Brazilian variants. The most widespread is the alpha variant, which has already been confirmed by 180 countries around the world; followed by beta (130 countries) and gamma (78 countries).Read also Antibodies to coronavirus persist for at least 9 months after infection
The number of new cases of coronavirus infection worldwide increased by 12 percent in the week ending July 18. The largest increases in infections are currently reported from Indonesia, Britain and Brazil.
If the spread of the disease continues at this rate, the total number of cases will exceed 200 million in three weeks, according to the WHO.
Source: Pravda.sk – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.
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