Delta Variant News
Under its new strategy, the government will dedicate its monitoring efforts to high-risk patients who are staying at home
Data shared by government shows that of the 6,000 samples used for genome sequencing, 73.89 per cent were Delta and its sub-lineage while 18.59 per cent were Omicron
If the nation, pushed by Covid-19, switched to online working in a short time, then in similar circumstances, it can move to digital canvassing
As we turn the page of the calendar and make new resolutions (which shall be broken in no time at all), here’s our take, letter by letter, on everyone and everything that defined this year
Research by Imperial College London found that people infected with the new COVID-19 variant are 40 to 45 percent less likely to spend a night or more in hospital compared with the Delta variant
Delmicron is the double variant of coronavirus that is spreading increasingly in the West. This name has been derived by combining the Delta variant and the Omicron variant
Countries with sufficient vaccine supplies such as Britain and France have encouraged their populations to receive a third 'booster' jab to fight Omicron.
Vaccines may end up protecting us against Omicron after all, as they have done with earlier variants. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it will take us another two to four weeks to figure out what's going on
Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar asked people not to panic about the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' and suggested following COVID-19 precautionary measures strictly
The variant was identified days ago by researchers in South Africa, and much is still not known about it, including whether it is more contagious, more likely to cause serious illness
He further said the duo tested positive on 11 and 20 November, debunking the fear of any possible spread of the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron'
The study assessed 2,714 hospital workers from AIIMS New Delhi, who were most exposed to COVID-19 and were primarily offered the country's indigenous vaccine
China puts nearly 1,500 students under observation, shuts down university campus after COVID-19 outbreak
The order was issued Sunday after several dozen cases were reported at Zhuanghe University City and is part of China’s zero-tolerance approach to the outbreak
Researchers led by Imperial College London, UK, found that vaccinated people clear the infection more quickly, but the peak viral load among them is similar to that seen in unvaccinated individuals
AY.4.2, dubbed 'Delta Plus' and now named VUI-21OCT-01 by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), has been under closer scrutiny in recent days after evidence indicated that it spread more quickly than the dominant Delta variant
Experts say that given how the Delta variant has predominated samples of Covid-19 globally for more than six months, it was seen as an indication that the novel coronavirus had reached its “evolutionary limit".
Delta is twice as contagious as earlier versions of the virus and it could still mutate to become more infectious, it probably won’t double its transmission rate.
According to a study, the Delta variant was between 30-70 percent more transmissible than the previous SARS-CoV-2 lineages in the Capital
COVID vaccines effective at preventing severe infection, 90 percent less likely to be hospitalised or die finds study
This study is one of the largest research conducted with them looking at data from 22 million people over 50 years starting in December 2020.
India doesn't have numbers needed for reopening as vaccinated population is small, says top virologist
Virologist Dr W. Ian Lipkin said, ''There are variants, already circulating, don't have names. Will they be more capable of transmission? We don't know.