Delta Variant Accounts For Nearly 90% Of New Covid Cases In Moscow: Mayor.

Delta Variant Accounts For Nearly 90% Of New Covid Cases In Moscow: Mayor

Moscow today recorded a pandemic high for new daily cases (File)

Moscow:

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Friday that the highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represents almost 90 percent of new cases in the Russian capital.

"The latest data we have received is that 89.3 percent are sick with a mutated coronavirus, the so-called 'Delta,'" Sobyanin told Russian television, after Moscow recorded a pandemic high for new daily cases.

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