This one, which was first reported in India, is now present in 140 countries, and has been replacing the previous ones, she stressed.
Delta is the most contagious, causes a considerably higher viral load and only needs four days to be transmitted – in the originals it was six to eight days, Guzman added.
It is essential to work along two lines in the face of this scenario: to advance with the vaccination process to reach 85-90 % coverage of the population, and to rigorously maintain compliance with hygienic-sanitary measures, the expert concluded.
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