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Delta Covid variant 'up to 46% more likely to cause reinfection' than Alpha variant

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Cut through the noise by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox The Delta coronavirus variant may be 46 per cent more likely to cause reinfection than the Alpha variant first identified in Kent, new figures suggest.

Although the overall chances of getting reinfected are very low, Public Health England (PHE) data shows that the Delta variant first identified in India, which accounts for around 99 per cent of cases in the UK, poses a higher risk.

It came as new figures showed the breakdown of how many people in hospital with the Delta variant have had one or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. READ MORE: Coronavirus cases rise in Japan - latest Covid-19 figures as Tokyo hosts Olympic Games On reinfections, PHE experts

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