Aug 14, 2021 01:17 PM IST
The variant, considered highly infectious, was detected during genome sequencing of swab samples sent from different parts of the state.
- Aug 13, 2021 05:03 PM IST
As of August 13, approx. ninety cases of the delta plus variant of the coronavirus have been identified in India. A fully vaccinated woman becoming the first casualty of the variant in Mumbai has raised concerns regarding efficacy of vaccines against the variant. A look at what we know about it so far.
- Aug 13, 2021 11:15 AM IST
Delta Plus is a mutation of the highly virulent Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2 (B.1.617.2).
- Aug 10, 2021 05:23 PM IST
As many as 86 Delta Plus variant COVID-19 cases have been detected in India so far, with Maharashtra alone reporting 45 cases as of August 8.
- Aug 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST
Covaxin was developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and its subsidiary National Institute of Virology (NIV).
- Jul 12, 2021 05:37 PM IST
At present, the Delta variant is fast emerging to be the most dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain in the world. Some of the other variants of the novel coronavirus that have left health experts concerned are the Delta Plus and Lambda variants.
- Jun 30, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Satyendra Jain said the Delhi government is in the process of increasing hospital beds to accommodate 37,000 cases a day in case of a third wave.
- Jun 28, 2021 06:18 PM IST
In an interview to PTI, VK Paul said that another wave of any size would be dependent upon several factors, including overall discipline in terms of COVID-appropriate behaviour, testing and containment strategies, and vaccination rates.
- Jun 27, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Noting the highly infectious nature of the Delta-plus variant, former chief of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Dr Gangakhedkar said a vaccine is also less effective to it.
- Jun 25, 2021 06:42 PM IST
Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that cases of the Delta Plus variant identified till now have been very localized.
- Jun 25, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Level three COVID-19 restrictions were imposed after Maharashtra reported 21 cases of infection with the Delta Plus variant of SARS-CoV-2 across seven districts.
- Jun 25, 2021 12:56 PM IST
Many experts feel that the Delta plus variant, which has been declared as a 'variant of concern' by the Union health ministry, may trigger a third wave of COVID-19 infections in the country.
- Jun 24, 2021 01:32 PM IST
'Delta Plus' has been declared a variant of concern by the Centre.
- Jun 23, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Rajesh Tope said the cases are plateaued at 7,000 to 8,000 per day in the state now compared to the peak of 65,000 infections reported in a day in the past.
- Jun 23, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Public Health England (PHE) said K417N, which is being dubbed as Delta plus in some quarters, is an additional "spike mutation of interest" which is seen in the variant first detected in South Africa, called the Beta variant, and is now seen in a "small number" of Delta variant genomes in the UK.
- Jun 23, 2021 02:41 PM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters on Wednesday that cases of 'Delta' variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Goa, but so far there is not a single case of the 'Delta Plus' variant in the coastal state.
- Jun 23, 2021 02:02 PM IST
The minister said the state government is carefully monitoring the emergence of new variants and it has decided to set up six genome labs in the state.
- Jun 23, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Notably, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said 21 cases of the Delta Plus variant, considered highly infectious, have been found in the state so far, including nine in Ratnagiri, seven in Jalgaon, two in Mumbai, and one case each in Palghar, Thane and Sindhudurg districts.
- Jun 22, 2021 07:52 PM IST
The Centre’s warnings were based on the recent findings of INSACOG, which was dubbed the Delta Plus strain a Variant of Concern based on the following characteristics: Increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells, and potential reduction in monoclonal antibody response.
- Jun 22, 2021 02:00 PM IST
As of June 22, three states in India have reported cases of delta plus variants. With cases of delta plus variant reported in three states, here’s what we know so far about this mutation of the delta variant that drove the second wave in India.
- Jun 21, 2021 10:32 PM IST
A total of 7,500 COVID-19 positive samples from Maharashtra were sent for genomic sequencing, out of which 21 turned out to be cases of Delta Plus coronavirus strain.
- Jun 16, 2021 04:54 PM IST
According to WHO, the delta variant has spread to 74 countries including the US, UK, China, Africa, Scandinavia and Pacific Rim countries.
- Jun 15, 2021 08:00 PM IST
On the Delta plus variant of Covid, the government said that it has been around since March and it is not yet a ‘variant of concern’.