WHO: Indian strain COVID-19 is found in half of the world’s countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded the spread of the Indian strain of coronavirus (delta) in 92 states, said Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the technical group of the Emergency Diseases Unit. Recall that as of June 2021, there are 195 independent states in the world (Vatican and UN members).

“At the moment, we know that 92 countries have the” delta “option … This option has demonstrated increased transmissibility,” – quotes Publico the words of Mrs. Van Kerkhove (translated by RIA Novosti).

On June 19, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that in the Russian capital, almost 90% of new patients are infected with the Indian strain of the coronavirus. The director of the Gamaleya Center, Alexander Gunzburg, said that the Indian strain of the coronavirus quickly leads to a severe form of the disease.

Read more about the fight against the Indian strain in Moscow – in the material of “Kommersant” “We have enough” Sputniks “for everyone.”