UK: Delta variant spread eerily similar to that of Alpha #coronavirus variant in January 2021

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It seems that Sars-CoV-2 prefers particular areas of the UK.  North West England is once again one of the worst hit areas in Britain in June 2021, but even rural areas such as Wiltshire and Cornwall have higher infection rates than neighbouring counties which is similar to the spread of the B.1.1.7 Alpha variant in January 2021.


This is the Alpha variant up to 9th January 2021:

And this is the Delta variant up to 5th June 2021:

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