CDC: Delta variant now 50% of US COVID-19 cases | CIDRAP

By the end of the month, the Delta (B1617.2) variant will likely become an even more dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States, as the more transmissible variant now accounts for 51.7% of all new COVID-19 cases in the country, CNN reports. The Alpha (B117) variant now accounts for 28.7% of cases.

The variant, first identified in India, has swept across the globe and caused delayed reopening throughout the United Kingdom.

Source: CDC: Delta variant now 50% of US COVID-19 cases | CIDRAP