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Delta variant prevalence similar in vaccinated and unvaccinated groups: ICMR study

The study, however, noted that the proportion of patients progressing to severe illness and mortality was lower in the vaccinated groups.

August 19, 2021 / 09:07 AM IST
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A new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on people infected with COVID-19 has found that the Delta variant of coronavirus can infect the vaccinated population. The study noted that the prevalence of B.1.617.2 (Delta variant) "was not different between the vaccinated and unvaccinated groups."

"B.1.617.2, or the Delta variant of covid causing Sars Cov2 was the dominant circulating strain and one of the primary drivers for the country's covid second wave," the study, approved by the ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, said, as quoted by PTI.

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Those involved in the study include researchers from the National Institute of Epidemiology.