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COVID-19 Delta variant still ‘most concerning’, say WHO experts

New York: Even with the emergence of the new Mu COVID-19 variant, the Delta strain remains the top concern globally, appearing to “outcompete” others, senior officials with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Delta variant doubles risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation compared to alpha variant, says study

New York: People infected with the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant have approximately double the risk of hospitalisation compared with those infected with the alpha variant, a study of more than 40,000 cases from England between 29 March and 23 May 2021, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal has confirmed.

New Zealand registers 11 new Delta cases of COVID-19 in community

Wellington/UNI/Xinhua: New Zealand reported 11 new Delta cases of COVID-19 in the community on Friday, bringing the total number of cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 31.

Australia: Lockdown imposed in Brisbane after Delta virus infection cases emerge

Brisbane: Lockdown is back in several Australian regions as  the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread in the nation.

India's COVAXIN generates antibodies that effectively neutralize Alpha and Delta variants of coronavirus, says US health research institute

Washington: A study conducted by  the US' National Institute of Health has said India's COVAXIN, which was developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research, neutralises both Alpha and Delta variants of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Delta variant has potential to make ‘epidemic curve exponentially’

New York: The head of the UN health agency expressed concern on Friday over the COVID-19’s delta variant, which he called “the most transmissible” mutation to date.