Covid Delta Variant To Dominate Within Months: WHO

Reading Time: 5 minutes WHO said overall, 3.4 million new COVID-19 cases were reported in the week ending July 18 (File) Geneva: The highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is expected to become the dominant strain of the virus over the coming months, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Delta, which was first detected in India, has now been … Read more

Covid Delta variant to dominate within months: WHO – Times of India

Reading Time: 4 minutes GENEVA: The highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19 is expected to become the dominant strain of the virus over the coming months, the world health organization said on Wednesday. Delta, which was first detected in India, has now been recorded in 124 territories – 13 more than last week – and already accounts for more … Read more

Dramatic drop in Covid deaths but US must stay vigilant about Delta variant: Joe Biden – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has said that even though the United States has seen a dramatic drop in the number of Covid-19 deaths due to its vaccination programme, the people must remain vigilant about the more virulent Delta variant that is spreading fast in the country. Stressing the need for people to get vaccinated, he … Read more

US warns Covid ‘becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated’ – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes WASHINGTON: US health authorities on Friday pleaded with Covid vaccine holdouts to roll up their sleeves and get their shots, as cases, hospitalizations and deaths surged. “There is a clear message that is coming through: this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky told reporters. The … Read more

Australia extends Sydney lockdown as Covid-19 outbreak nears 900 infections – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes SYDNEY: Australian authorities extended a lockdown in Sydney on Wednesday by at least 14 days, after three weeks of initial restrictions failed to stamp out an outbreak of Covid-19 in the country’s largest city. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said restrictions would need to remain in place until at least July 30 after … Read more

Delta Variant Cases Mark 32% Weekly Increase In UK

Reading Time: 8 minutes Delta Variant Cases Mark 32% Weekly Increase In UK (Representational) London: UK health officials said the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues as the dominant strain of coronavirus and marked a sharp increase in the UK with 54,268 more cases logged on Friday, which marks a 32 per cent increase over the previous week. Public Health … Read more

Sydney sees worst pandemic day of 2021 two weeks into lockdown – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes SYDNEY: Australia‘s New South Wales (NSW) state on Thursday reported its biggest daily rise in locally acquired cases of Covid-19 this year as officials struggle to stamp out a growing cluster of the highly infectious Delta variant. The spike in cases after two weeks of a hard lockdown in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, raised the … Read more

Covid-19: Sydney locked down for another week as Delta variant spreads – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes SYDNEY: The leader of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state on Wednesday ordered a week-long extension of Sydney’s Covid-19 lockdown, warning new cases are bound to rise as the country’s biggest city grapples with the highly infectious Delta variant. Sydney, home to a fifth of Australia’s 25 million people, was plunged into lockdown on June … Read more

Delta’s Rapid Spread In US Clouds Summer With Fear of Covid Revival

Reading Time: 12 minutes Already, the variant has disrupted some nations’ plans for a return to normal life. The fast-spreading delta variant is clouding Americans’ hopes for a carefree summer — and casting a shadow of doubt over plans to get back to business as usual in the fall. The shift in sentiment marks a reversal from the spring, … Read more

The Delta Variant’s Rise, New Vaccine Tactics, and More Coronavirus News

Reading Time: 8 minutes New outbreaks worldwide, the rise of the Delta variant in the US, and additional research on vaccine efficacy. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines The Delta variant spurs new outbreaks around the world From Indonesia to Bangladesh, South Korea to Israel, new … Read more