Covid 19 Variants

Percentage of Delta variant found in Delhi rose steadily during April-July: Official data

The information was shared during a recent meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises COVID-19 management policies for the capital.

published on : 9th September 2021

New Covid variant C.1.2 may be more infectious, evade vaccine protection: Study

C.1.2 has since been found in China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius, England, New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland as of August 13, scientists said.

published on : 30th August 2021

What are COVID-19 variants and how can you stay safe as they spread? A doctor answers 5 questions

Mutations can affect attributes like how contagious a viral variant is, how it interacts with the immune system or the severity of the symptoms it triggers.

published on : 11th August 2021

Delhi has overcome Delta variant; new sero survey soon: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

The first sero survey conducted in June-end last year found Covid antibodies in 22.6 per cent of the samples.

published on : 10th August 2021

In-host mutations in Covid-19 virus reflecting in variants, finds study

Reacting to the findings of the study, virologist Upasana Ray explained that the emergence of viral variants is dependent on its successful reproduction in the host.

published on : 31st July 2021

Covid Delta variant causes havoc in Pakistan's Karachi, city falls short of hospital beds

The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached 991,727 COVID-19 cases, while the number of total COVID-19 deaths stands at 22,848.

published on : 21st July 2021

Weekly coronavirus cases at nearly three million globally, says WHO

WHO says the easier-to-spread delta variant has now been identified in 111 countries since first being detected in India and it expects the variant to become globally dominant in coming months.

published on : 14th July 2021

South Korea reports over 700 new coronavirus cases

Cases were also reported in most of the major cities and towns across the country, including Busan, Daejeon and the North and South Gyeongsang provinces.

published on : 5th July 2021

The science of political variants in Covid-19 times

Government bashers are unaware that a Statue of Unity-sized top secret effort is underway to bloody the coronavirus’s nose.

published on : 4th July 2021

Covaxin effectively neutralises Delta variant of Covid, says top US health institute

The NIH said results of two studies of blood serum from people who had received Covaxin suggest that the vaccine generates antibodies that effectively neutralise the Alpha and Delta variants.

published on : 30th June 2021

South Africa tightens restrictions amid exponential spike in Delta Covid-19 infections

The Delta variant of COVID-19, identified in at least 85 countries and first detected in India, is likely responsible for the exponentially rising daily number of virus cases in Gauteng.

published on : 28th June 2021

85 new Covid cases, lowest daily count this year in Delhi; nine more deaths

Ninety-four people had been diagnosed Covid positive on February 16 while the daily tally was 96 on January 27, according to official figures.

published on : 26th June 2021

Level three curbs to be clamped in Nagpur on Delta Plus variant concern

Non-essential shops and establishments will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays, as per the order issued by Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B.

published on : 26th June 2021

Vaccination of 60-plus population sluggish after initial high; experts raise concerns

Vaccination for those over 60 years of age and those of 45-plus with co-morbidities started from March 1 at both government and private centres.

published on : 26th June 2021

Centre asks Karnataka to take up immediate containment measures for Delta Plus Covid variant

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to Karnataka Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar in this regard.

published on : 26th June 2021
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