- Latest official data suggests 6% of COVID-19 cases are of this type
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a new mutated form of COVID-19 that some are calling “Delta Plus” may spread more easily than regular Delta, UK experts now say.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has moved it up into the “variant under investigation” category, to reflect this possible risk.
There is no evidence yet that it causes worse illness.
And scientists are confident that existing vaccines should still work well to protect people.
Although regular Delta still accounts for most COVID-19 infections in the UK, cases of “Delta Plus” or AY.4.2 have been increasing.
Latest official data suggests 6% of Covid cases are of this type.
Although regular Delta still accounts for most Covid infections in the UK, cases of “Delta Plus” or AY.4.2 have been increasing.
Latest official data suggests 6% of COVID-19 cases are of this type.
Experts say it is unlikely to take off in a big way or escape current vaccines. But officials say there is some early evidence that it may have an increased growth rate in the UK.
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