During the second wave of the pandemic in the national capital, Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain revealed on Tuesday that the Delta variant of coronavirus (Covid-19) sickness was discovered in at least 80% of the samples received for genome sequencing. He further stated that more than 80% of new cases recorded in Delhi are of the Delta variety, according to Jain. In the last 24 hours, Delhi has reported 52 new Covid-19 cases, 45 recoveries, and one death. At present, there are 504 active cases.
According to data given by the health department during a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the delta form of Covid-19 was detected in 83.3 percent of samples sent for genome sequencing in July, according to The Times of India.
In May and June, the figures were 81.7 percent and 88.6%, respectively, whereas, in April, it was identified in 53.9 percent. The Delta variant (B.1.617.2) is a sublineage of the Kappa variant discovered in Maharashtra for the first time. The Alpha version of the virus was discovered in samples provided to the National Centre for Disease Control for genome sequencing by the Delhi government.
The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic isn’t ended yet, according to Dr. Arun Gupta, president of the Delhi Medical Council, and the Delta variant’s dominance in samples is proof of that. The second wave of the virus wreaked havoc across the national capital earlier this year, with daily reports of a huge number of illnesses and deaths, as well as a severe shortage of medical oxygen.
The version is still being used. We’re seeing fewer cases in Delhi because so many people have already been exposed to it,” Dr. Gupta was cited in the report as adding.
(News input: Hindustan Times)