New ‘Very Infectious’ Covid Strain Spreading Fast Among Younger Age Group: AP Govt

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The very infectious strains of coronavirus, B.1.617 and B.1, are currently found in the COVID-19 positives in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana and spreading fast in younger age groups, apart from adults. The N440K is neither a ‘variant of interest’ nor is virulent now, the state Health Department has said quoting a study by the … Read more

News18 Daybreak | As Covid Shrouds Southern India, Bengaluru Emerges as The Epicentre, CCMB Debunks Reports Claiming New AP Strain ’15 Times More Virulent’

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As Covid-19 Shrouds Southern India Yet Again, Bengaluru Emerges as The Epicentre As the Covid-19 tsunami hurtles across India, ravaging lives and livelihoods and everything else that comes in its wake, its aftershocks are being felt down south too. Three states – Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu – are reporting fresh spikes in infections often … Read more

CCMB Debunks Reports Claiming New Andhra Pradesh Strain ’15 Times More Virulent’

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Refuting reports claiming of a unique Covid-19 strain found in Andhra Pradesh, the Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) on Wednesday said the prevalence of ‘N440K variant’, particularly detected in Visakhapatnam, is less than 5 per cent and likely to disappear soon. Speaking exclusively to ThePrint, CCMB Director, Rakesh Mishra said that the … Read more

IPL 2021 Suspended, AP Strain 15 Times More Virulent, Medical Infra of 31 States Ramped Up and Other Stories

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IPL 2021 Suspended Live Updates: Will do Everything in Our Powers to Arrange Safe Passage of all Participants – BCCI With four cricketers testing positive for coronavirus, the entire season of the ongoing IPL 2021 has been suspended indefinitely. BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla confirmed the news on Tuesday moments after Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals … Read more

Hong Kong health adviser warns of 5th COVID-19 wave after discovery of case with mutant strain

Image Source : PTI Hong Kong health adviser warns of 5th COVID-19 wave after discovery of case with mutant strain A top Hong Kong public health adviser has warned of a potential fifth wave of COVID-19 infections emerging in the next couple of weeks after authorities identified the city’s first untraceable case with a mutant … Read more

‘Indian Strain’ of Coronavirus Found in 17 Countries, Says WHO

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The ‘Indian strain’ of the coronavirus, also known as B.1.617 or a ‘double mutant’, has been found in at least 17 countries, the WHO has said, as the world grapples to contain the surge in the Covid-19 cases with 5.7 million infections detected last week, surpassing previous peaks. The B.1.617 variant of SARS-CoV2 or the … Read more

Covishield, Covaxin Effective Against ‘Indian Strain’ of Coronavirus, Study Suggests

Telangana, Bharat Biotech Ink Deal on More Vaccines Supply to Push Free Inoculation Drive

Image of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines. The two vaccines show “milder” illness in case of infection post vaccination, a senior scientist said on Tuesday citing preliminary results of a study. PTI New Delhi Last Updated:April 27, 2021, 21:04 IST FOLLOW US ON: Covishield and Covaxin — the two coronavirus vaccines currently in use in India … Read more

Covid-19: Of 15,000 virus sequences, 11% comprise of UK, SA and Brazil variants; UK strain dominant in India | India News – Times of India

Covid-19: Of 15,000 virus sequences, 11% comprise of UK, SA and Brazil variants; UK strain dominant in India | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: With six variants of concern (VOC) of coronavirus that is dominating global topography currently, India is grappling with three particular variants, i.e. the UK, Brazil, and South Africa, since the second Covid-19 wave struck the country. The lineages B.1.1.7 (called UK variant), B.1.351 (South Africa variant), and P.1 (Brazil variant) have been detected … Read more

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