In the UK, where the delta mutation is spreading, the number of new COVID-19 cases exceeded 10,000 for the third day in a row.

According to the British government, the number of new confirmed cases per day yesterday (19th) was 1321, maintaining the 10,000 level for the third day from the 17th.

Professor Adam Finn of the University of Bristol, a member of the UK's Joint Vaccination and Immunization Committee, said that although young people are more likely to be infected with the delta virus, the elderly are more likely to be hospitalized.