Matt Hancock says Delta variant accounts for 96% of new UK Covid cases

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    The health secretary tells the House of Commons that the spread of the variant, which was first identified in India, led the government to delay step four of its roadmap for easing restrictions in England. He said it spread more easily than the Alpha variant, first identified in Kent, and that there was some evidence that the risk of hospital admission was also higher

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