covid variant

No evidence of any new variant of coronavirus in country: INSACOG

There is a small but steady increase in AY.1 since June 2021, which is being monitored, the INSACOG noted.

published on : 23rd September 2021

Mu and C.1.2 variants of SARS-CoV2 not found in India so far: INSAOCG

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) said Mu has mutations that indicate potential immune escape properties.

published on : 15th September 2021

Tamil Nadu gets new facility to identify different variants of COVID-19

Till now, the state government had to send the samples of Delta plus variants to the inStem, health minister Ma Subramanian said after his visit to the special vaccination camp in Tirunelveli.

published on : 12th September 2021

Two coronavirus variants of interest not found in India yet

The WHO added B.1.621 (including B.1.621.1) to the list of VOI on August 30 and gave it the designation “Mu”. It has mutations that indicate potential immune escape properties.

published on : 11th September 2021

'Mu' Covid variant potentially of concern: EU agency

Mu, which was first identified in Colombia in January and is known scientifically as B.1.621, was classified earlier this month as a "variant of interest" by the World Health Organization.

published on : 9th September 2021

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu' which emerged in Colombia

Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a "variant of interest", the global health body said Tuesday in its weekly pandemic bulletin.

published on : 1st September 2021

South Africa scientists monitoring new coronavirus variant with high mutation rate

The variant, known as C.1.2., was flagged last week by the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation and Sequencing Platform in a preprint study that has yet to be peer reviewed.

published on : 31st 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

Genetic studies needed to detect new variants as Covid cases rise in Kerala: Experts

Experts have recommended proper and systematic genetic studies and seroprevalence surveys in Kerala to confirm the presence of variant strains.

published on : 30th July 2021

New COVID-19 variant 'probably' emerge this winter: French government top advisor

The infectious diseases specialist urged French people to return to social distancing and mask-wearing, and said a 'return to normal' would probably be in 2022 or 2023.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Delta variant replicates 1k times more

Strain multiplies rapidly in respiratory tract, shows increased transmissibility

published on : 23rd July 2021

Three COVID strains detected among 75 patients in Mizoram

Fifty-six of the 73 Delta variant cases were registered in Aizawl, nine in Lunglei, five in Kolasib and three in Serchhip, the official said, adding that both the Alpha and Eta variants were reported

published on : 22nd July 2021

Assam doctor infected with two different variants of COVID-19 virus simultaneously

The doctor, despite being fully vaccinated, got infected with both Alpha and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2, and the RMRC lab detected the double infection in the patient in May.

published on : 20th July 2021

COVID-19: Delta variant dominates Odisha, accounts for 98 per cent of sequenced samples

The variants are distributed across 30 districts, with highest being reported from Khurda, Cuttack, Sundargarh, Nuapada, Puri, Mayurbhanj, Balasore and Jajpur districts.

published on : 15th July 2021

90-year-old Belgian woman infected with 'Alpha' and 'Beta' COVID-19 variants at same time

The unvaccinated woman lived alone was admitted to the OLV Hospital in the Belgian city of Aalst after a spate of falls in March and tested positive for Covid the same day. She died five days later.

published on : 11th July 2021
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