The highly-transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 has now been reported in 135 countries, according to the World Health Organization. It further said that the cumulative number of coronavirus cases reported globally could exceed 200 million by next week. However, tally from official sources compiled by AFP stated that the cases have already crossed the feared tally.
The Covid-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update dated August 3, released by WHO, said globally 132 countries have reported cases of the Beta variant and 81 countries of the Gamma variant. It said the cases of Alpha variant have been reported in 182 countries, territories or areas, while 135 countries have reported cases of the Delta variant, which was first identified in India.
The global number of new cases has been increasing for more than a month, with over 4 million cases reported in the past week – July 26 to August 1, the update said.
The number of infections is currently rising sharply, driven primarily by the spread…