The Delta variant, first detected in India, is likely an underestimate and the highly transmissible strain is expected to rapidly outcompete other variants and become dominant globally over the coming months, WHO said.
Though 4 out of nearly 50 cases have succumbed to the delta plus, other epidemiological parameters look very assuring. However, it's too early to arrive at any conclusion. Israel seeing a spike in cases, despite vaccinating 57 per cent population
India, unlike UK or USA, has no seasonal drivers of transmission like the ‘influenza season’ there. ICMR says there is no evidence any temporally coherent such season across the length and breadth of the country
Odisha Health Department on Saturday sent an epidemiology team to observe and examine the health condition of the Covid-19 infected person from Deogarh, who happens to be the first case of Delta Plus variant in the State. Delta Plus is a new mutant version of the SARS-CoV-2 first detected in India
Sounding fresh alarm bells, at least 21 cases of the dreaded Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 have been reported in Maharashtra, Health Minister Rakesh Tope has said.
The Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 virus can't cause much damage if it is detected at the earliest and infected patients are isolated accordingly.
In the context of public discourse regarding detection of new variants, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V.K. Paul has reminded that the newly detected 'Delta Plus' variant is not yet classified as a Variant of Concern (VOC).
"Delta variant played a major role in the second wave. An additional mutation of this variant, known as Delta Plus, has been detected and submitted to the global data system."