Lambda, a new variant

London: With 35,204 new cases of the Delta COVID-19 variant getting reported last week, the UK has seen a 46 per cent increase in the variant of concern, the Public Health England (PHE) said. The total number of confirmed Delta cases now stands at 111,157 

Lambda variant

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has made a decision to rename COVID variants based on the Greek alphabet letters. The newly found variant in South America has been designated as the ‘variant of interest’ and it is being called the Lambda variant. England has reported six cases of this newly found Lambda variant according to the data published by PHE on Friday (June 25). 

Lambda variant- Symptoms:

The main symptoms of coronavirus the NHS advises people to look out for are:

– a high temperature

– a new, continuous cough

– a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

There is a possibility that most people with COVID symptoms will have at least one of these listed symptoms. As one in three people with COVID-19 does not experience symptoms, everyone is advised to get tested regularly to prevent infection from being passed on to others.

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