covid variants

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

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

Not the right time to eat out: BBMP chief

He added that a discussion will also be held with the police department for their support to check and test people at railway stations, bus stands and crowded places.

published on : 30th June 2021

Covid vaccines should be reworked to tackle newer variants: Experts

Researchers also stress on the need to ramp up genomic surveillance efforts to monitor new and emerging variants.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Detection of multiple Covid variants puts Jharkhand on high alarm

Jharkhand is committed to taking all necessary steps to stop the spread of the virus to protect its citizens by adopting evidence-based containment measures, the state health secretary said.

published on : 22nd June 2021

WHO warns of fresh Indonesia surge fed by virus variants

National COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said the slow progress can be put down to limited global vaccine supply, the unpreparedness of the national health system and vaccine hesitancy.

published on : 17th June 2021

Samples sent for genome sequencing to identify new Covid-19 variant, says Maharashtra government

In its latest report on coronavirus variants, the health agency said Delta Plus was present in six genomes from India as of June 7.

published on : 14th June 2021

Coronavirus variants can evade antibodies by spreading via super-cells: New research

What happens if a virus does not need to exit the cell in order to spread to neighbouring cells? Can our antibodies be effective against it? Read on to find out.

published on : 13th June 2021

Age and new COVID-19 variants may lead to reinfections, say Experts 

Age and new variants could be a deadly combo for some people.

published on : 2nd June 2021

WHO names COVID-19 variants first found in India as 'Kappa' and 'Delta'

The WHO's move came nearly three weeks after India objected to the B.1.617 mutant of the novel coronavirus being termed an 'Indian Variant'.

published on : 1st June 2021

'Highly infectious double mutant B.1.617 found in one-third of all sequenced samples in India'

The data shows that the lineage, viewed as responsible for second wave, dominates with 75% of all samples of Variant of Concerns recorded in the country.

published on : 31st May 2021
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