UK: B.1.617.2 Delta coronavirus variant cases double in four days to 2,323

The number of confirmed UK cases of the Covid variant first detected in India has almost doubled in four days, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, as experts warned it could become the dominant type of the virus imminently....More...

UK: Chris Whitty – B.1.617.2 is more transmissible than B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant

Chris Whitty: at 11.15 minutes, “..there is now confidence, and SAGE has looked at this data, as have various modelling groups, that this variant (B.1.617.2) is more transmissible than B.1.1.7.”...More...

UK: surge testing for Delta coronavirus VOC B.1.617.2 begins in Bolton as some areas see 500% increase in cases

Mobile Covid-19 testing units are being rolled out in Bolton as surge testing gets underway in the borough’s coronavirus hotspots....More...

UK: B.1.617 found in 24% of coronavirus sequences in Bolton, mostly new Delta VOC B.1.617.2

Following a rise in cases in the UK and evidence of community transmission, PHE has reclassified B.1.617.2 as a Variant of Concern (VOC)....More...