Simón assures that the Delta variant does not occupy an “important space in Spain” although it may increase

The director of the Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies (CAES), Fernando Simón, intervenes in a press conference to report on the Covid-19 pandemic, on June 14, 2021, at the Ministry of Health, Madrid, (Spain) . During the appearance – EUROPA PRESS / R.Rubio.POOL – Europa Press


The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, has assured that the Delta variant of the coronavirus, also known as the Indian variant, does not occupy an “important space in Spain” although it may increase.

“This variant is not occupying an important space in Spain, although it is possible that it will occupy a little more. It is a fact that it can enter Spain with travelers, who do not have to be foreigners, both through airports, roads or through the boats “, has detailed Simón.

That said, the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies has reported that preliminary data show that this variant “is not more serious” than the Alpha variant (British) and that, in fact, it could have a lower lethality.

In addition, and after asking for caution because it is not known if these variants can escape the immunity of vaccines, Simón has reported that in Spain the most predominant variant continues to be Alpha (85%), while between 8 and 10 percent of the cases of new infections are of many variants and between the remaining 5 and 7 percent of the variants Delta, Alpha and Beta (South African).

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