Bermuda has recorded its 34th death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with active cases soaring to 205, while the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised the island’s risk rating to high. Health officials said the 79 new positive cases of the virus came from the latest batch of 10,128 test results. The 205 active cases of COVID-19 represent the highest number … [Read more...]
Jamaica Says It Has No Cases of Delta Variant
Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica has recorded no cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is blamed for a new wave of deaths and infections globally. Tufton said that the Ministry has arranged for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Trinidad-based Caribbean … [Read more...]
Delta variant exploits low vaccine rates, easing of rules
The latest alarming coronavirus variant is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread. The vaccines most used in Western countries still appear to offer strong protection against the highly contagious delta variant, first identified in India and now spreading in more … [Read more...]
What should I know about the coronavirus delta variant?
It's a version of the coronavirus that has been found in more than 80 countries since it was first detected in India. It got its name from the World Health Organization, which names notable variants after letters of the Greek alphabet. Viruses constantly mutate, and most changes aren't concerning, but there is a worry that some variants might evolve enough to be more contagious, cause more … [Read more...]