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Active COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan have reached 2.05 lakh while a total of 5,994 people have died due to the viral disease so far.
There is no evidence that the variants are evading immunity. Covaxin immunity has been proved to be effective against all new variants, says Dr John in this interview.
Ten top government laboratories and institutions have been sequencing the genomes of coronavirus since December, Singh said, adding 18,053 samples have been sequenced so far.
Despite the many variants of Covid, very few people have been reinfected in Puducherry. Only one among 500 to 600 cases are reinfections.
Proportion of the virus variant in district is 50.65%, while it is 1.3% and 2.6% for the Indian and the South African strains, respectively
On the strains, such as the double and triple mutant detected in India, they said all are the same variant of the virus, and the available vaccines are effective on them.
The variant is believed to be largely responsible for India’s current second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with infection rates and hospitalisations on the rise once again.
Genomic sequencing is an advanced test that determines the precise genetic information a virus carries as viruses mutate as they multiply and spread.
The study also reported another sample consisting of the E484K mutation of the virus, which is characteristic of the South African variant of COVID-19.
147 districts recorded no new COVID-19 infections in last seven days: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Updating the GoM on the United Kingdom (UK) variant found in India, he mentioned that 153 cases have been diagnosed in the country.
Britain has recorded 95,981 deaths among people who tested positive for the coronavirus, the highest confirmed total in Europe.
It was already classified as a more highly-transmissible variant but its risk level was so far not believed to be any greater than the original strain.
And as doctors face or brace for rising numbers of COVID-19 patients after end-of-year holiday gatherings, more and more countries are reporting cases of a new, more contagious variant.
The cases triggered a host of questions about how the version circulating in England arrived in the U.S. and whether it is too late to stop it now.