WHO: COVID-19 delta strain has reached 92 countries

The delta strain of COVID-19 coronavirus, first identified in India, has reached 92 countries around the world.

According to TASS, World Health Organization expert Maria van Kerkhove made the statement.

“The Delta variant has been registered by 92 countries. It is of particular concern because it is more contagious and spreads quickly around the world,” the expert said.

Kerkhove said the delta strain is spreading so quickly because people refuse to comply with quarantine regulations.

“Preliminary studies also suggest that infection with this variant increases the risk of hospitalization. Moreover, some vaccines are less effective against this variant, but in any case help prevent severe disease and mortality,” the expert stressed.