UK health chief: Indian strain ‘around 40%’ more infectious than British variant

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(Worthy News) – ’s health secretary on Sunday said a variant first detected in was roughly 40 percent more transmissible than the so-called strain blamed for a severe outbreak over the winter.

“That figure, around 40% more transmissible, is the latest advice that I have. That means that it is more difficult to manage this with the new Delta variant,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Sky , referring to the Indian strain by its formal designation.

The UK strain was itself thought to be more transmissible than earlier variants. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]

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