The Highly Contagious Delta Variant Is On The Rise In the U.S.

Posted by on June 8, 2021 9:07 pm
Categories: US National Stories

In the U.K. the Delta variant, or B.1.617.2, is now the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 and is causing surges of COVID-19 in parts of the country.

The variant accounts for more than 6% of all infections in the U.S. and in some Western states is responsible for more than 18% of cases.

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