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Delta spreads rapidly in several provinces

China is seeing a rapid increase in the number of people infected with Sars-CoV-2, with authorities citing the higher infection rate of the delta mutation as the reason. “The challenges of prevention and control will become even greater,” news agency AFP quoted a spokesman of the National Health Commission. An outbreak in the major city of Nanjing is currently in particular focus. Almost all new cases here belong to the same chain of infection, Xinhua news agency reports. This was the result of a study where researchers compared the genetic information of numerous samples. So while conventional measures are effective in preventing infections, delta can spread even under China’s strict conditions. For the month of July, the country registered 328 Covid cases. This is as many as in the previous five months combined. An increase in the number of cases was reported from 14 of the 33 provinces and administrative regions on Saturday.

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