It is noted that "observations of circulating variants of the new coronavirus indicate that the delta variant displaces other variants from circulation."

“Against the background of the dominance of the“ delta ”variant, there are no preconditions for the widespread use of the“ iota ”variant," TASS reports.

It was also reported that no cases of infection with the "iota" strain of coronavirus have been detected in Russia.

According to data as of August 11, 21,571 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Russia per day, the total number of patients with COVID-19 was 6,512,859.