The Delta variant of Covid-19 is spreading in the UK.
Scientists have issued a stark warning that the Covid-19 variant known as Delta is shaping up to cause devastation in the UK as soon as July.
It’s predicted that by next month the country could see a surge of 100,000 daily Covid-19 cases due to the super-spreading variant, in a grim reminder to the world of the horrors it can cause.
He warned that the real number of new infections of the Delta variant are likely to be twice the 8000 new daily cases currently being picked up by testing.
Meanwhile, his colleague from UCL University, virologist Professor Deenan Pillay, said approximately 90 per cent of new Covid infections in the country are now due to the Delta variant, with the number of cases doubling every nine days.
The Delta variant is 60 per cent more transmissible, with one injection of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines only providing 33 per cent protection against it.
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