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Delta variant expected to become dominant US strain, CDC says

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WASHINGTON - The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States and encouraged Americans to get vaccinated to be protected.The delta variant, which was first detected earlier this year in India, has become dominant in Britain.

The CDC also recently classified it as a "variant of concern," a designation that’s given when there is mounting evidence that the variant may spread more easily or cause more severe disease resulting in increased hospitalizations or deaths.The delta variant now accounts for at least 10% of all U.S.

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