The delta variant is causing havoc in parts of the globe, including in India where the strain is dominant across states.
World Health Organization has warned that the Delta strain is likely to spread to more countries and that it is likely to become the dominant form of Covid-19 "in the coming months.
The Delta variant is leaps and bounds faster than any other variant known to date. It represents a clear and present danger to the world. This Delta variant surge will not end well for low vaccination areas.
The Delta variant of COVID-19, identified in at least 85 countries, is the most transmissible of the variants identified so far and is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned.
Cautioning people of a possible third wave of the on going pandemic, the State Health Department has expressed concern over the detection of Delta Plus variant of Covid 19 in several other States, which has been tagged as the ‘variant of concern’.
As per the limited data with Public Health England, 27 of 36 persons infected by Delta-plus belong to the younger age-group. Delta variant with high re-infection and secondary attack rate poses a big concern for Odisha too. With a change in early symptoms, it is considered highly risky for schools
Data available with the GISAID tracks the transmission line of Delta variant to Odisha. As many as 6 states - Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal - have been the source states
The series of lockdowns and shutdowns enforced by the State government of Odisha has really fructified results as anticipated, DMET CBK Mohanty said today.