Health officials in South Korea have reported two cases of a “Delta Plus” COVID-19 variant. “Delta Plus” is described as a subvariant of the prevalent “Delta” COVID-19 variant. The “Delta Plus” variant has been tied to the rise in COVID-19 cases experienced in many U.S. states. It has also been found in nearly two dozen countries across the globe.
Both cases of the “Delta Plus” variant come under different circumstances. One of the South Korean residents dealing with the “Delta Plus” variant is reportedly in his 40s and has not traveled outside of the country recently. In contrast, the second “Delta Plus” case is tied to a Korean who traveled to the U.S. last month. Both of the patients dealing with the “Delta Plus” variant of coronavirus have received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Moving forward, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency will look to examine the method of transmission.
South Korea is currently experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections. On Monday, South Korea recorded more than 1,200 COVID-19 infections on Monday. Fortunately, 40% of the nation’s population has been vaccinated.
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