The Delta coronavirus strain can spread faster in Ukraine than in its western neighbors and have more serious consequences due to the low level of vaccination of the population and large migration from the Russian Federation. The press service of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NAS) reported this.
According to updated data, the amount of the Delta strain in Russia is already about 72%, although the data sample is significantly concentrated in St. Petersburg. In addition, Russian news agencies know that the number of hospitalizations has been growing 40% per week in the Moscow region for three weeks, and less than 11% of the bed stock remains vacant, the NAS said.
It is noted that the weekly growth rate of the number of hospitalizations in Ukraine during the March-April wave never exceeded 30%, and the excess of 40% was observed in Kyiv only during one week at the initial stage of growth.
At the same time, according to the National Academy of Sciences, there is a rapid deterioration of the epidemic dynamics in countries where this strain has already become dominant (Great Britain, the Russian Federation, Portugal). In the rest of Europe, the Delta strain is rapidly displacing others. It is expected that it will dominate throughout Europe by the end of the summer.
As a reminder, a variant of the coronavirus, named Delta, was discovered in India in October last year. Since then, it has spread around the world, it is also found in Ukraine. Among the new symptoms are a runny nose, headache, and sore throat.
296 new cases of the coronavirus infection were registered in Ukraine on June 21. Particularly, 22 children and two medical employees got infected. Since the beginning of the pandemic: 2,230,142 people got infected; 2,152,969 patients recovered; 52,053 lethal cases reported, 10,690,896 PCR tests were performed.