By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Delta variant now represents 88.6% of COVID-19 cases in Portugal and is dominant in all regions of the country, according to the genomic sequencing report, for the period between June 28 and July 4, according to Dr. Ricardo Jorge at the National Health Institute.
In the Algarve and Lisbon and Vale do Tejo regions, the variant is even responsible for 100% of infections, the analysis shows. Almost all cases analyzed in Alentejo (95%) are also of this variant, which is more transmissible. In the North it corresponds to 88.2% and in the Center to 81.8%.
Azores (62.5%) and Madeira (79.2%) have slightly lower percentages, but still dominant.
The alpha variant, originally identified in the United Kingdom, now represents 10.2% of cases nationwide.
The report indicates that even “no new cases of the Lambda variant (C.37) were detected, which has marked circulation in the regions of Peru and Chile.”
To date, Portugal has reported 927,424 total cases, including 17,199. Nearly 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.