The COVID-19 Delta variant is spreading at a faster rate in England now. Experts are highly concerned regarding this issue. The cases are doubling every 11 days in the country. It is a very critical situation in England right now. A lot of people are getting infected. PM Boris Johnson had earlier decided to ease the nationwide restriction. But after a surge in the cases, he changed his mind. He is not going to remove any restrictions until July.
COVID-19 Delta Variant Dominating Cases in the UK
The COVID-19 Delta variant is now more contagious than ever. Several people are getting infected with this Covid variant lately. However, the WHO had earlier called this variant, “a variant of high concern”. The cases in England are doubling every 11 days. And it is indeed worrisome news. The Imperial College London led the Community Transmission’s real-time assessment (REACT). It was based on over 1,00,000 home swab tests conducted between May 20 and June 7. Thus, it was found that 1/670 people in England are infected with the deadly Covid variant. It estimates to around 0.15% of the total population.
The Pattern in the Rising Number of COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases
Since February 2021, cases in England were declining. The link between the infections, hospitalizations, and deaths was also weakening. But all of a sudden, the situation started reversing in April. Experts people that this is the time when the COVID-19 Delta variant started spreading in the country. Paul Elliott, the REACT director, said that they observed a pattern in the rising cases. The cases were doubling every 11 days between May and June.
It is Very Important to Get Vaccinated
Once the entire global population is vaccinated, we can expect a Covid-free world. Until then, variants will come and go and people will keep losing their lives. He emphasized the importance of getting vaccinated. It will take almost two years for the world to get vaccinated against the virus. Henceforth, it is quite important to get vaccinated as early as possible. The vaccines also ensure protection against the COVID-19 Delta variant.