Delta Variant Current Affairs, GK & News

New AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta Variant

Indian states have reported new cases of sub-lineage AY.12 of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, in recent months. According to experts, this new sub-lineage could be a reason behind the recent surge in COVID cases in Israel. Highlights According to India Sars Cov2 Genome Consortium (INSACOG’s) update, even though 60 percent of the population are fully vaccinated ..

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Israel launched Covid antibody tests for children aged 3

Israel launched antibody testing for children aged as three in order to get the exact number of unvaccinated youths who have developed antibody against coronavirus. Key Points These tests were launched in the backdrop of opening up of schools. Despite increasing daily infections because of highly transmissible Delta variant, Government of Israel wants to avoid ..

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INSACOG report: Delta variant driving infections in India

A genome sequencing government consortium of Laboratories in India, INSACOG, stressed that breakthrough infections of coronavirus cases in India comprise a high proportion of Delta variant. Key Points INSACOG Highlights that, Continuing COVID-19 outbreaks in India are the result of Delta variant, susceptible population and reduced vaccine effectiveness in breaking the transmission. However, it adds, ..

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Can Antibodies post vaccine fight Delta variant?

According to a lab study conducted in US, Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus cannot evade antibodies generated by vaccination. Key Points Findings were published in journal ‘Immunity’. It helped in explaining why vaccinated people have escaped the worst of Delta variant surge. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, US analysed the panel of ..

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Delta Plus variant cases in Maharashtra rises

Maharashtra reported 10 new cases of the Delta Plus variant. With this, total cases of Delta Plus variant has increased to 76 in the state. Key Points As per state state health department, six new cases were reported from Kolhapur, three from Ratnagiri while one from Sindhudurg. Five of the 76 patients have died so ..

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