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From the CDC

What is already known about this topic?

The SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant emerged in India and is currently widespread. Evidence suggests that it is potentially more transmissible than other variants.

What is added by this report?

During April 15–May 3, 2021, 47 COVID-19 cases were linked to a gymnastics facility, including 21 laboratory-confirmed B.1.617.2 cases and 26 epidemiologically linked cases. The overall facility and household attack rates were 20% and 53%, respectively.

What are the implications for public health practice?

The B.1.617.2 variant is highly transmissible in indoor sports settings and households, which might lead to increased attack rates. Multicomponent prevention strategies including vaccination remain important to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 among persons participating in indoor sports and their contacts.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7028e2.htm

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