Illinois Reports Gamma Variant Cases Surging, Six Times More Common Than Delta Variant In State

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Gamma variant cases of COVID-19 account for six times more cases in Illinois than Delta variant ones. As of Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health has found 10,592 variant cases, twice as many compared to May. Of more than 10,000 variant cases, the Gamma variant alone represents 2,600 of the entire variant cases, compared to only 403 Delta variant cases. “I’m a little concerned about what the future could hold,” Dr. Allison Arwady of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said. Most of the media coverage has been focused on the delta variants recently. “The Delta variant that we ar…

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