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Delta variant now the most common variant of new COVID cases in Wales say Public Health Wales as numbers rise to 315

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Public Health Wales (PHW) has confirmed the numbers of the Delta variant (also known as the Indian variant) have increased to 315. This is a rise of 131 cases since Thursday 10 June. 

This variant is now the dominant strain of new cases of Coronavirus in Wales. The case numbers are expected to rise further over the coming weeks.

PHW say localised community transmission of the variant is evident, with the majority of new cases not being connected to international travel.

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Coronavirus response at Public Health Wales, said: “This is a significant development, but one we have predicted, as we know the Delta variant is easier to catch than the previously dominant Alpha variant.  It is thought that increased mixing is contributing to transmission and we are concerned at this rise in cases.

“There is much we can do to protect ourselves and others.  Latest evidence shows that both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are effective against the Delta variant after two doses and so it’s so important to take up the offer of both vaccines.

“By remaining at least two metres away from everyone else, washing our hands regularly, and wearing a face covering we can keep ourselves and our friends and family safe.

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“If you develop any symptoms, you must self-isolate and get a test if you or anyone in your household develop symptoms.”

The majority of the Delta cases in Wales have been focused around a cluster of cases in North Wales and a cluster of cases in South Wales but PHW say that they are also starting to see unlinked cases in these areas and elsewhere in Wales.


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