World Johnson: spread of the delta variant in the United Kingdom "very worrying"
Melbourne family who travelled to NSW infected with new Indian variant
A Melbourne family-of-four who travelled to New South Wales were infected with the new strain of the Indian Covid-19 virus, health authorities have revealed. A man, his wife and two children had travelled to the Jervis Bay area on the state's south coast at the end of May before testing positive.Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said genomic testing found at least two of the family were infected with the highly-contagious Delta B16172 variant. The family visited venues in Gundagai, Goulburn, Jervis Bay, Huskisson and Vincentia and were later diagnosed with Covid-19 after returning home.
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has doubt because of the spread of the Delta variant of the Coronavirus, whether he can completely cancel Corona restrictions in the United Kingdom as planned in a few days . It is clear that this was infectious first in India, Johnson said on Saturday the Sky News station on the edge of the G7 summit in Cornwall. It is an increase in corona case numbers and the number of corona patients in the hospitals.
At present, more than 7,000 new infections are reported daily in Great Britain - as many as last in February. Although it is still unclear in which this development would lead to increased mortality, but the current situation is "very worrying," emphasized Johnson.
What we know about the Delta variant now in Melbourne
The Delta variant of COVID-19 now in Melbourne is likely more transmissible than other variants of the virus seen so far, but there is no conclusive evidence it causes worse illness in children. Genomic testing of a family of four who had returned from Jervis Bay in NSW revealed on Friday they had been infected with the new variant. They have been linked to three cases in another family.The seven cases are unconnected to Melbourne's current cluster, which is being driven by the less-infectious Kappa variant.There is some evidence the Delta variant may modestly cut the effectiveness of vaccines.
He indicated that the annulment of the remaining Corona requirements planned for next week could delay. He was less confident than in late May that the restrictions can be eliminated as planned on June 21, the premier said. But a decision is not yet. Johnson announced an official opinion for Monday.
The delta variant could, in accordance with the estimates of the British health authorities by 60 percent infectious than the previously prevailing in the United Kingdom alpha variant. The delta variant was largely strong in the UK. According to the health authority Public Health England, 42,323 infections with the delta variant were proven nationwide until Friday. These were 29,892 cases more than a week ago. In the meantime, the Delta variant is now more than 90 percent of new infections in the UK.
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