Delta variant of Corona in 85 countries of the world, WHO warns – this strain of virus may dominate, Coronavirus Delta variant reported in 85 countries, WHO warns against it
Corona’s delta variant in 85 countries of the world, WHO warns – this strain of virus may dominate  |  Photo Credits: AP, File Image
United Nations : The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that if current trends continue, the most infectious type of Kovid-19 is expected to dominate over other forms of delta. This warning of WHO has come at a time when this form has been confirmed in 85 countries and its cases are also being reported in other countries of the world.
The Kovid-19 weekly epidemiological update released by the WHO on June 22 said that globally, the alpha form has been found in 170 countries, regions or regions, the beta form in 119 countries, the gamma form in 71 countries and the delta form. Detected in 85 countries.
“Delta, detected in 85 countries around the world, continues to be reported in other countries of all regions under WHO, of which 11 have been reported in the past two weeks,” the update said.
Also keep an eye on alpha, beta, gamma
The WHO said the four existing ‘controversies’ – alpha, beta, gamma and delta – are being closely monitored which are widespread and have been detected in all areas covered by WHO. “The delta pattern is more contagious than the alpha pattern and is likely to become more dominant if the current trend continues,” it said.
It was told in the update that last week (June 14 to June 20) the maximum number of new cases of Kovid at 4,41,976 were reported from India. This is 30 percent less than the previous week. The highest number of deaths were also reported from India (16,329 deaths, 1.2 deaths per one lakh, a decrease of 31 percent).
Southeast Asia reported nearly 600,000 new cases and 19,000 deaths, down 21 percent and 26 percent, respectively, from the previous week.
This variant is more contagious
The update said that the trend of decreasing weekly cases and death tolls in the region is mainly linked to the decline in cases in India.
The WHO said that since the last detailed update on June 8, new evidence has been published on the typical characteristics of the delta form. It said, ‘A study from Singapore found that infection associated with the delta form was associated with increased oxygen requirement, need for intensive care unit (ICU) admission or increased risk of death.’
At the same time, a study from Japan also found that the delta form is more contagious than the alpha form.
Effect of Vaccines on Delta Variants
To prevent hospitalization due to the delta and alpha forms 14 days after the second dose, Pfizer and BioNTech-Comirneti had 96 percent and 95 percent efficacy and AstraZeneca-Vaxjeveria’s 92 percent and 86 percent, respectively. has been seen.
The efficacy of these vaccines against the delta and alpha forms was observed to be 94 percent and 83 percent even after 21 days of taking a single dose of the vaccine.
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