Delta variant: 8 things you should know about this COVID-19 strain

A newer strain of COVID-19 is causing concern as cases are rising. The Delta variant, which originated in India, began spreading more rapidly and making news around the middle of June. Now, health experts are warning of another variant of COVID-19. Here's what health experts have learned about the Delta variant:

1. Delta variant is highly contagious

2. Delta variant symptoms are the same

3. Delta variant is affecting unvaccinated people more

4. Breakthrough cases for vaccinated people are rare, but do happen

5. Delta variant could be catastrophic in some communities

6. Many unvaccinated patients with COVID-19 wish they had gotten the vaccine

7. Some experts are recommending to wear masks, even if you're fully vaccinated

To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public.