Indian Variant Threatens COVID-19 Gains In U.K.

Up to three-quarters of new COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom could be of the Indian variant, according to the U.K.'s health secretary.

Health officials reported 3,542 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. It is the second day in a row the number of new COVID-19 cases has topped 3,000 — the first time infections have reached this level since mid-April.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with BBC health reporter Jim Reed.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


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