Delta variant expected to be dominant by late July

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 18, 2021 6:24 AM CT | Published: June 17, 2021 2:03 PM CT

“When we look at modeling based on expected reproductive rate, right now it suggests that by the end of July more than 50% of (coronavirus) disease here could be because of Delta,” said David Sweat, deputy director of the Shelby County Health Department.

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Jane Roberts

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Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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