"Some vaccines are less effective against Delta, but in any case, help prevent severe disease and mortality. But we need two doses of the vaccine to be sure of our safety," said the expert.
Kerkhove also said that according to a previous study in Scotland, the new strain of coronavirus is more dangerous and increases the risk of hospitalization. However, the expert stressed that this study still needs clarification. "We have no evidence of an increase in hospitalizations associated with this variant of the virus," she said.
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.