Differing strains of the coronavirus continue to appear and are worrying experts, including the newest one: the highly infectious “Delta variant” of COVID-19.
Here is a guide explaining what the “Delta variant” of COVID-19 is, where it originated from, where it is spreading, whether vaccines are effective against it and how you can protect yourself.
What is the Delta variant of COVID-19?
The “Delta variant,” also known by its scientific name as “B.1.617.2,” was a strain of the coronavirus first identified in October in Maharashtra, India.
The strain was first named the “Delta variant” by the World Health Organization after the global health agency implemented a naming system based on Greek letters this month.