The reproductive number of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is far higher compared to the ancestral SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Liu Y, Rocklöv J

J Travel Med - (-) - [2021-08-09; online 2021-08-09]

The Delta variant is now replacing all other SARS-CoV-2 variants. We found a mean R0 of 5.08 which is much higher than the R0 of the ancestral strain of 2.79. Rapidly ramping up vaccine coverage rates while enhancing public health and social measures is now even more urgent and important.

Category: Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 34369565

DOI 10.1093/jtm/taab124

Crossref 10.1093/jtm/taab124

pii: 6346388

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