Conducting rounds of tests and shutting down schools, authorities in the Chinese region of Fujian have been alert as the more transmissible Delta variant of coronavirus is spreading fast in the southeastern province, media reports said.
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.
Dehradun/IBNS: Uttarakhand has reported five cases of AY.12 variant of Delta - three in Nainital district, one in Kotdwar area of Pauri Garhwal district, and 1 in Rudraprayag district, according to media reports.
The effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines in frontline workers fell to 66 per cent after the Delta variant emerged compared to 91 per cent before it became dominant, according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Washington: Despite causing a surge in infections this summer that has resulted in thousands of hospitalizations and deaths, the delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is not particularly good at evading the antibodies generated by vaccination, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Wellington: New Zealand has reported six new Delta COVID-19 cases which include one fully vaccinated nurse from an Auckland hospital, media reports said.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government on Tuesday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is "still raging" and eight states have shown a rise in the R-factor, which is a "significant problem".
New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has warned 10 states to intensify their Covid control measures, including vaccination of people above 45, as the positivity rate in some districts of these states soared above 10 per cent.
Brisbane: Lockdown is back in several Australian regions as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread in the nation.
New York: Cases and deaths resulting from COVID-19 continue to climb worldwide, mostly fuelled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, which has spread to 132 countries, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.
New Delhi/IBNS: The delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of Coronavirus, having the potential to infect even the fully-vaccinated people, virologists and epidemiologists have observed, raising concern at a time when most parts of the world are relaxing restrictions.
New York: The COVID-19 Delta variant is travelling around the world at a “scorching pace” driving a new spike in cases and deaths, but it’s exposing a ‘hugely uneven and inequitable’ global gap in vaccine supply, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
New Delhi/IBNS: Hyderabad-based biotechnology company Bharat Biotech has claimed its anti-COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, is 77.8% effective against the deadly virus.
New Jersey: Johnson & Johnson on Thursday announced data that demonstrated its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine generated strong, persistent activity against the rapidly spreading Delta variant and other highly prevalent SARS-CoV-2 viral variants.
Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Vaccination and safety measures such as wearing face masks are essential when it comes to fighting the Delta Plus coronavirus variant, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic said.