The first cases of the Delta strain of coronavirus were detected in Zhytomyr region (northern Ukraine). 20 cases were registered, as Zhytomyr regional laboratory center of the Health Ministry of Ukraine reported.
“In the region, the first cases of Covid-19 infection were spotted that were caused by Delta strain. Totally, 20 samples taken from the patients of Zhytomyr region with detected Delta strain were confirmed by the reference laboratory of the Public Health Center (Kyiv city),” the message says.
The cases were detected in a few settlements: Zhytomyr, Novohrad-Volynsky, Luhyny, and so on. One patient died.
It is noted that Delta strain was detected in two citizens who returned from Russia and Turkey.
As we reported, 80% of people infected with coronavirus in the Rivne region have the Delta strain.
As we reported, scientists from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) predict that the incidence of Covid-19 in Ukraine will increase over the next two weeks. The researchers added that high rates of morbidity could be expected when the Delta strain reaches a share close to 90% of new cases.