SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

Variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19

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SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant: Variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, is a variant of the B.1.617 lineage of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It was first detected in India in late 2020. The WHO named it the Delta variant on 31 May 2021.


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More infectious Delta variant behind 2nd wave, says study

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Delta variant primary cause behind India's second Covid wave: Expert panel

A study by ​​The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) said the Delta variant, first found in India, is the "primary cause" behind the second Covid-19 wave. "​B.1.617 variant & its..
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Explained: Why WHO named Covid-19 variants first found in India as 'Kappa' and 'Delta'

The variant B.1.617, first found in India, is split into sub-lineages, of which the B.1.617.1 variant of concern becomes 'Kappa'. The B.1.617.2 variant of interest is called 'Delta'.
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B.1.617 variant dominant Covid mutant strain in India, accounts for 55% of total ‘variants of concern’ detected

Of the total 25,739 Covid-19 positive samples sequenced by INSACOG till Monday morning, 9,508 samples have been found to have VoC. The B.1.617 variant - which was first detected in Maharashtra and..
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B.1.617 variant of SARS-CoV2 has sub-lineages; B.1.617.2 more infectious: Expert

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Now, 600 cases of B.1.617 in US; India, others trace mutation

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Covaxin effectively neutralises all key emerging variants, says study published in Oxford journal

Indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin has been able to neutralise all key emerging variants, including the double mutant B.1.617 and B.1.1.7, which was first identified in India and the UK, its developer..
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WHO has not associated 'Indian Variant' with B.1.617 strain of COVID-19: Centre

Several media reports have covered the news of WHO classifying the B.1.617 as a variant of global concern.
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Covid: Using term 'Indian variant' for B.1.617 strain has no basis, says health ministry

The Centre on Wednesday clarified that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not associated the term “Indian Variant” with the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus. The ministry of health and..
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Indian Covid-19 variant found in 44 countries: WHO

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a variant of Covid-19 behind the acceleration of India's explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries all over the world. The UN health..
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WHO designates India variant as being of global concern

The World Health Organziation said on Monday that the B.1.617 variant first identified in India was being classified as a variant of global concern.
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India, UK variants equally transmissible, finds study

Public Health England, the executive agency of the UK department of health, has equated the novel coronavirus sub-lineage, B.1.617.2 of Indian variant or double mutant B.1.617, with the UK strain..
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Double mutant infecting more than UK variant now

The government on Wednesday said the UK variant - known to have higher transmissibility and potential to cause severe Covid disease - is declining in proportion across the country. But the double..
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