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A total of 42,323 cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus that was first detected in India have now been confirmed in the UK, up by 29,892 from last week, Public
Health England (PHE) said in new data.

PA note that more than 90% of new Covid-19 cases are now the Delta variant, which continues to show a significantly higher rate of growth compared to the Alpha (or Kent) variant, PHE said.

Those attending the Euro 2020 fan zone in Glasgow have been urged to take a coronavirus test before they go, however it will not be mandatory to show a negative result.

Professor Jason Leitch, Scotland’s national clinical director, said “there will have to be a reverse gear” if clusters of virus cases are linked to the fan zone.

Related: Euro 2020 countdown: all the latest as the finals kick off – live!

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