The highly contagious delta variant is now the most dominant strain in Washington.
The delta variant lagged in Washington as it surged across the nation. That has changed in recent weeks, as it now accounts for the largest share of coronavirus cases in the state.
According to the state Department of Health’s (DOH) latest sequencing and variants report, delta makes up 57.5% of cases that have been genotyped, a jump from the previous report that pegged delta at 27.5%.
As delta has taken hold, those being infected are predominantly unvaccinated, Dr. Scott Lindquist, the acting chief science officer and state epidemiologist, said during a Friday news briefing.