! Murcia Today – Delta variant accounts for at least 43% of new Covid cases in Spain
The proportion continues to grow and the latest data relate to cases detected two weeks ago
It is becoming increasingly clear that the recent increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Spain is largely due to the spread of the Delta variant of the virus, which now accounts for all but 100% of cases in the UK, and the Spanish government figures released on Monday report that the strain is responsible for 43% of new confirmed cases across the country.
Such is the virulence of the variant that in all likelihood this proportion has already reached well over half because the figures relate to the week ended on the 4the July. At this stage, the prevalence of the strain was very different between the different regions of Spain, ranging from 8% of the cases analyzed in La Rioja to 83.4% in the Balearic Islands and to 85.7% in a single hospital in the Comunidad. Valenciana.
Other significant proportions are reported by Navarre (77.8%), Aragon (64.5%), the Canaries (63.2%), the Basque Country (60.6%) and Galicia (56 , 7%).
Meanwhile, the data indicate a decrease in the prevalence of the Gamma variant (or “Brazilian” variant) and an increase in the presence of the beta or “South African” variant (B.1.351), particularly in the region. from Castilla y León, these two strains representing between 0.2 and 9.6% in the 12 regions where they were detected.
No new data is presented regarding the Lambda variant (C.37), which was first detected in Peru, but the strain is believed to be still widespread in Cantabria, where the previous week it accounted for 37% of cases. analyzes.