WHO: Delta variant to dominate within months

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WHO: Delta variant to dominate within months

The highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is expected to become the dominant strain of the virus over the coming months, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.Delta, which was first detected in India, has now been recorded in 124 territories — 13 more than last week – and already accounts for more than three-quarters of sequenced specimens in many major countries, the WHO said.Of the three other coronavirus variants of concern (VOCs), Alpha, first detected in Britain, has been reported in 180 territories (up six from last week), Beta, first detected in South Africa, in 130 (up seven) and Gamma, first detected in Brazil, in 78 (up three).Comments Read Next5 days agoDelta COVID-19 variant now dominant strain worldwide2 weeks agoSputnik V vaccine: 90% effective against Delta variant2 weeks agoUK reports 54,268 new cases of Delta COVID-19 variant3 weeks agoJohnson & Johnson vaccine effective against Delta variant3 weeks agoWHO officially declares China malaria-free3 weeks agoSputnik V vaccine around 90% effective against Delta variant4 weeks agoWHO: Taking painkillers before Covid vaccine not advisable4 weeks agoPfizer says COVID-19 vaccine effective against Delta variantJune 19, 2021WHO: 30 to 40 countries unable to provide second COVID-19 vaccine shotJune 15, 2021Bahrain welcomes WHO’s adoption