The WHO estimated the mortality of the COVID-strain Delta

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WHO estimated mortality rate from Delta variant of coronavirus

The Delta variant of the coronavirus is more contagious, but the WHO has not found an increase in the death rate from this strain.

WHO has not recorded an increased mortality rate from the Delta COVID strain. This was stated by WHO expert Maria van Kerkhove at a briefing on Friday, July 30.

“Of course, the Delta variant is an option that is of great concern to us. It is more contagious than even the Alpha variant. There are laboratory studies that show that this strain is spreading faster,” she said.

β€œAt the same time, we did not register an increased mortality rate,” added van Kerkhove.

At the same time, the expert stressed that vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection, including the Delta option.

Earlier, American doctors explained, What is the threat of Delta strain… The new type of virus is transmitted more intensely than the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, seasonal flu and chickenpox, and, according to the document, it is as infectious as chickenpox.

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