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WHO says delta variant driving 'fourth wave' in Middle East

Sify | 30/07/2021 09:23 AM | Click to read full article

In a statement on Thursday, the global health body said: "The circulation of the Delta variant is fuelling the surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in an increasing number of countries in WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region. It is now being reported in 15 out of the 22 countries of the Region."

The Delta variant is becoming the dominant strain of the virus in several of these countries, with infections mostly being reported among people who have yet to be vaccinated.