UK Must Be Wary Of the New Variant Spreading Rapidly, Warns Fauci

The Delta variant is currently responsible for around 60 percent of the COVID cases in the UK.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The Delta COVID variant (B.1.617.2) has spread from where it was first discovered in India to over 60 countries now.</p></div>

US top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has warned of the risks of a new Covid-19 variant, first identified in India, which is now spreading widely in the UK.

The Delta variant, known by the scientific name B.1.617.2, has spread from where it was first discovered in India to over 60 countries, according to the World Health Organization, Xinhua reported.

More than 6 percent of the sequenced Covid-19 infections in the US trace to the highly transmissible Delta variant, Fauci said on Tuesday, 8 June.

The variant has become the dominant strain in the UK, accounting for an estimated 60 per cent of new cases, replacing the B.1.1.7 strain, according to Fauci.

He called on more Americans to get vaccinated to keep the new variant from proliferating across the country.

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