The most plausible explanation for the recent surge in mucormycosis cases is believed to be the irrational and prolonged use of steroids in Covid-19 patients.
The govt said it was done to study the genetic variations in the virus, dismissing concerns that the pace of genomic surveillance had slowed down in the country.
The study noted that the boosters are even more important as the Delta variant spreads.
In Andhra Pradesh, there has been no official confirmation as to where the first AY.12 case was detected and the total number of cases reported.
Meanwhile, a class 7 student of Raviteja High School at Pulivendula in Kadapa district tested positive on Thursday.
Household members of primary cases, as well as people who were exposed to primary cases multiple times or for longer durations of time, had higher infection rates than other close contacts.
The SARS-CoV-2 Next Generation Sequencing-BRICS consortium is an interdisciplinary collaboration to advance COVID-19 health-relevant knowledge and to contribute to improvement in health outcomes.
All districts report below 200 new cases each; total recoveries reach 19.70 lakh
The team validated the 17 candidate compounds in several types of cells, including stem-cell derived human lung cells in an effort to mimic SARS-CoV2 infection of the respiratory tract.
Most mutations arising within a single infection never make it out into the wider world. But this evolutionary handicap is offset if the total number of infections is very large, like Covid 19's case.
The research, published in the ACS Infectious Diseases journal on Thursday, showed the vaccine formulations by IISc-incubated biotech start-up Mynvax triggered a strong immune response in mice.
In the study published in the journal PeerJ, the researchers explained that when a virus attacks a cell, it attaches to the cell's surface and injects its genetic material into it.
NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said the Lambda variant is a variant of interest so its total significance is still being explored.
Covaxin offers 93.4 per cent protection from severe Covid, 65.2 per cent immunity against Delta variant
There had been massive pressure on Bharat Biotech, which has developed the vaccine with support from the ICMR, to release full data of the efficacy trials carried out earlier this year.
J&J says its single-dose Covid vaccine shows promising signs against Delta variant, lasts at least 8 months
The data showed that humoral and cellular immune responses generated by the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine lasted through at least eight months.