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Delta variant could account for 90% of new cases by August, says EU agency

Scroll | 24/06/2021 08:58 AM | Click to read full article

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on Wednesday said that the Delta variant could account for 90% of new Covid-19 cases in the European Union by August-end.

Vaccines made by pharmaceutical companiesĀ AstraZeneca and PfizerĀ are effective against Delta and Kappa variants, first discovered in India, a study by Oxford University showed. Around 40 cases of the Delta plus variant of the coronavirus have been found in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.