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News and Info from Deeside Flintshire North Wales 2 deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant in Alberta, 1 patient was fully immunized
Kristine Garrett | 19 June, 2021, 09:26

As confirmed cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 continue to rise in Alberta, there are conflicting statements regarding how effective the first dose of vaccine is at protecting against severe outcomes of infection.

The highest number of cases recorded in an authority in Sussex was in Brighton and Hove, which recorded 289 infections.

For this latest round, 108,911 people swabbed themselves at home and their samples were analysed by PCR testing 135 of these were positive, of which the vast majority (around 90 per cent) were the Delta variant at the end of the study round. The Delta variant is thought to be 65 percent more transmissible in households than the Alpha variant, which was previously dominant in Britain's cases.

"Offering all adults a jab less than 200 days after the programme launched is one of our country's greatest collective achievements, saving over 14,000 lives so far", he said, referring to Public Health England estimates of the impact of the vaccine rollout.

It also pointed to its previous findings that two doses of a COVID vaccine gives a "high degree of protection" against hospitalisation from the Delta variant.

According to the latest data, it has spread to 356 confirmed cases, with more than 300 in the Calgary health zone.

It means the total number of fatalities recorded by the Department of Health remains at 2,155.

"The most recent data show 99 percent of sequenced and genotyped cases across the country are the Delta variant", the PHE said. It is encouraging to see that hospitalisations and deaths are not rising at the same rate but we will continue to monitor it closely. Please make sure that you come forward to receive both doses of the vaccine as soon as you are eligible.

United Kingdom has delayed steps to lift restrictions by a month. "Don't drop your guard - practise "hands, face, space, fresh air" at all times", she added.

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