FHI: The delta variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Troms og Finnmark for the first time

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The more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus has been detected for the first time in the country’s northernmost county, according to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) recent weekly report.

The Delta variant, first discovered in India, is more contagious than the alpha variant of the coronavirus, formerly known as the British variant. According to the FHI, the delta variant also causes more serious illness.

Municipal chief physician Inger Hilde Trandem told the newspaper Nordlys that she was not aware that the delta variant had been confirmed in the county. A single case does not necessarily give cause for concern, she pointed out.

“We must expect individual cases. The spread of the delta variant is more of a national concern. At the same time, of course, we must be prepared,” she said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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