Indian ‘Delta’ Variant Accounts For 20% Of New COVID Cases In US: Dr. Fauci Warns New Strain Greater Threat To Defeating Pandemic

The Indian ‘Delta’ coronavirus variant now makes up more than one-fifth of all new cases in the U.S., officials revealed on Tuesday.

Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said during a White House COVID-19 Response Team press briefing that the mutant strain currently accounts for 20.6 percent of infections.

This means the prevalence of the variant has doubled in just two weeks, when the variant made up 10 percent of cases, and increased seven-fold from one month ago, when it made up just 2.7 percent of cases.

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