Delta variant accounts for 16.8% of cases in Italy – national health institute

FILE PHOTO: People walk down Via del Corso street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Rome, Italy, April 24, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s national health institute ISS said on Friday the Delta variant accounted for 16.8% of total COVID-19 cases in the country.

Pending results of a more complete survey that will be released in the coming days, the institute said “cases of the Kappa and Delta variants… rose from 4.2% in May to 16.8% in June”, based on data extracted on the 21st of the month.

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