New Delhi: New cases of deadly corona virus are decreasing in the country, but now the Delta Plus variant of Corona has worried the state governments. According to sources, so far 40 cases of ‘Delta Plus’ variant have been registered in the country. Most of the cases have come from Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. However, there are cases of Delta Plus variants in Madhya Pradesh as well.
Delta Plus currently worrying variants
India is one of the ten countries where the ‘Delta Plus’ variant has been found so far. ‘Delta variants’ have been detected in 80 countries. The Indian SARS CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has reported that the delta plus variant is a currently of concern variant (VOC), characterized by rapid proliferation, strongly binding to the receptor of lung cells and potential reduction in the ‘monoclonal antibody’ response. Features like .
The Indian SARS CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) is a group of national laboratories constituted by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. INSACOG is tracing new variants of the virus and their relationship to the pandemic. Broadly speaking, both the Indian vaccines are effective against CovShield and Covaccine delta variants, but to what extent and in what proportion they produce antibodies, information will be shared very soon.
Which countries have ‘Delta Plus’
Apart from India, the ‘Delta Plus’ variant of the corona virus has been found in America, Britain, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Poland, Nepal, China and Russia. Apart from India, the Delta Plus variant has been detected in nine more countries. The Health Ministry has issued an advisory regarding the public health response that Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala should initiate initiatives on the issue.
The biggest threat is the Delta variant: Fauchi
White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that ‘Delta’, a highly contagious variant of the corona virus, is the biggest threat to America’s efforts to wipe out the epidemic. Fauchi said that the delta variant is the cause of infection in more than 20 percent of the new cases of Kovid-19 coming to the US. He said that till two weeks ago, this variant was found in ten percent of the new cases.
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