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B.1.617.2 known as the Delta variant is around 40-60 percent more transmissible than Alpha Variant

B.1.617.2 known as the Delta variant is around 40-60 percent more transmissible than Alpha Variant

Recently, Dr N K Arora, co-chair, Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has explained regarding the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for testing and follow-up on variants, what makes the Delta variant so transmissible, how genomic surveillance can help contain its spread, and reemphasizes on the importance of COVID appropriate behavior in his last interview.

  • B.1.617.2 is a variant of COVID-19. it also is known as the Delta variant.
  • In India, The Delta variant was first identified in October 2020.
  • it was the main reason for the second wave in the country, today accounting for over 80 per cent of new Covid-19 cases.

Delta Plus variant more aggressive than Delta variant?

The Delta Plus variant—AY.1 and AY.2 have been found in 55-60 cases across 11 states they are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh.

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