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Risk of reinfection with Delta variant is 74% greater than with Alpha

Source : 112 Ukraine

Most reinfections were seen seven to eight months after the initial infection
23:13, 3 November 2021

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According to the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), the risk of reinfection with the dominant Delta variant of coronavirus is 74% higher than with the previous Alpha variant. It is reported by The Guardian.

"The risk of reinfection with the dominant Delta variant of coronavirus is 74% greater than with the previous Alpha variant that was first spotted in Kent last year," the statement reads.

A report published by the Office for National Statistics  recorded 358 Covid reinfections in 20,757 people between July 2020 and October 2021. While overall rates of reinfection were low, they climbed significantly after May 2021 when the Delta variant became dominant, reflecting the variant’s increased transmissibility.

Related: Europe remains only world's region with growing number of Covid-19 cases ,- WHO

Most reinfections were seen seven to eight months after the initial infection.

People who had the lowest amount of virus in their system during their earlier Covid infection were at greater risk of contracting the virus again.

Meanwhile, a feature of the new wave of Covid-19 in Ukraine is a sharp drop in the saturation level - the level of oxygen in the blood of patients. This was stated by Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko at a briefing in Kherson, during a working trip to the region.

"It is characteristic that (the doctors shared today), when the saturation falls sharply from 92 to 70. And this is a critical state when it is very difficult to bring a person back to life," the minister said.

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