What to know about the Delta plus variant right now

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The Delta variant accounts for more than 90 percent of COVID-19 cases in the United States.
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(Julia Reis/ Healthline) – The Delta variant, which accounts for more than 90 percent of COVID-19 cases in the United States, has picked up new mutations and broken off into a few subtypes, which are being classified as Delta Plus.

Delta Plus — which refers to the three subtypes AY.1, AY.2, and AY.3 — looks very similar to the original Delta variant, but it contains a couple changes.

There’s currently no evidence suggesting that Delta Plus is going to become more of an issue than Delta. (…)

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