Friday, Sep 30, 2022

Delta variant


Maharashtra: One-third of all deaths in 2021 during Delta Covid surge

August 24, 2022 8:24 am

A month-wise analysis of all-cause deaths for the state showed that before the pandemic, the average monthly death was hovering around 58,000 which climbed to 67,398 in 2020 and 81,197 in 2021.

Children's noses can better fight COVID-19 infection, study says

August 06, 2022 1:45 pm

Researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia noted that the finding may be one of the reasons why children's immune responses have so far proven more effective at avoiding and fighting COVID-19.

Delta strain dominated in children during second Covid wave, genomic surveillance recommended: Study

July 17, 2022 4:25 pm

Experts point out that data is scarce on newly emerging Covid variants affecting the paediatric population. Hence, it is necessary to initiate active genomic surveillance in this category.

Delhi's Covid-19 positivity rate drops below 5% after two days

May 02, 2022 11:13 am

On Sunday, 1,485 Covid-19 cases were recorded against 30,398 tests as per the daily health bulletin.

Omicron survives much longer on plastic, skin than earlier coronavirus variants: Study

January 26, 2022 6:35 pm

The Omicron variant of coronavirus can remain alive on skin for over 21 hours, and more than eights days on plastic surfaces, which may be contributing to its faster spread compared to other strains, according to a study.

Omicron may cut future severity of Coronavirus, study shows

January 19, 2022 1:15 pm

A laboratory study that used samples from 23 people infected with the omicron variant in November and December found that while those who previously caught the delta variant could contract omicron, those who get the omicron strain couldn’t be infected with delta, particularly if they have been vaccinated, the researchers said.

‘Delta variant dominated paediatric cases during second wave’

January 15, 2022 7:16 am

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) scientists, the purpose of the study was to check if there was any new variant or mutation of the variant among the paediatric population.

Deadly Delta wave stole 2.4 lakh lives in India, 'similar episodes' could take place in near term: UN report

January 14, 2022 9:23 am

The UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022 report also said that with the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid-19 unleashing new waves of infections, the human and economic toll of the pandemic are projected to increase again.

It’s likely that we will have to co-exist with Delta & Omicron variants: Experts

January 14, 2022 7:30 am

Dr T Jacob John, former director of ICMR’s Centre of Advanced Research in Virology, also stressed on vaccinating children quickly to minimise virus transmission and risk of emergence of new variants by mutations.

WHO calls for new Covid vaccines to combat emerging variants; here's what experts say

January 12, 2022 5:26 pm

"A vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable," WHO Technical Advisory Group on Covid-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-Co-VAC) said in a statement


Delta Plus variant: What we know so far

June 28, 2021 9:55 am

Covid 19 Delta Plus Variant: The Delta plus variant was first reported on June 11 in a Public Health England bulletin.