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COVID-19: Indian coronavirus variant now dominant in one-fifth of regions in England | UK News

The Indian variant of the coronavirus is now dominant in a fifth of regions in England, according to an analysis by Sky News.

The latest data shows that the B.1.617.2 variant – now called Delta – was dominant in 67 of 315 local authorities (21%) where at least five cases were found in the two weeks ending May 22.

This means that in these areas, the variant represented between 51% and 100% of cases.

A total of 230 local authorities (73%) had reported at least one variant case, according to the most recent data from the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

Meanwhile, cases continue to grow in London and the South East.

The Indian variant accounted for 66.7% of new cases in England in the week ending May 22, according to the most recent data from Wellcome Sanger.

But an analysis of the latest figures by Tom Wenseleers, professor of biostatistics at the University of Louvain in Belgium, suggests that it could reach 76%.

the Kent The variant – B.1.1.7 – that appeared in the south-east in December accounted for almost all of the cases reported in England up to the beginning of April.

When the Indian variant was first identified that month, it began to grow rapidly in areas such as Bolton, Blackburn along with Darwen and Bedford.

But it has now spread to most areas, with infections nationwide doubling about every eight days, according to Alex Selby, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge.

With the Kent variant now dominant in only 39 local communities (12%), the Indian variant is now spreading fastest nationally.

It is also much more transmissible than the old one, up to 70%, according to Mr. Selby.

Bolton still has the highest levels of variant cases in the country.

But the latest data released by Public Health England, for the week ending May 19, shows that the infection variants there and in other so-called “hot spots” are starting to level off.

In the city, infections started to increase among teenagers, then spread to young adults, but for now …

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