- WHO has said that only one strain of corona variant found in India is ‘a cause for concern’
- The organization said that the rate of spread of infection in the remaining two variants of the delta variants is very low.
- The B.1.617 variant of Corona was first found in India and it is divided into three forms
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that only one strain B.1.617.2 of the delta variant B.1.617 of the first corona virus found in India is now ‘a cause for concern’. The organization said that
In the COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, the WHO said that on May 11 this year, using the available data for variants B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2, it was determined that the B.1.617 global ‘variant of concern’ (a form that is a cause for concern) (VOC). WHO said, ‘Since then it has been proved that the highest risk to human life is from B.1.617.2, while the rate of spread of infection in other forms is very low.’
13,64,668 new cases of Kovid-19 came in India last week
The update released by the United Nations health agency said, ‘B.1.617.2 is still VOCs and we are monitoring the increasing rate of infection due to this and increasing cases of infection in many countries as a result. Studying the impact of this pattern is a high priority for WHO.’ The WHO on Monday announced a new method for naming important forms of COVID-19 based on the Greek alphabet (such as alpha, beta, gamma, etc.) to ‘make them easier to name and remember’ .’
The update said that 13,64,668 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in India last week, which is 26 percent less than the previous weeks. There were 420,981 new cases in Brazil, 219,910 in Argentina, 153,587 in the US and 150,517 in Colombia. The Southeast Asia region reported more than 1.5 million new cases and over 29,000 deaths, down 24 percent and eight percent, respectively, from the previous week. It said, ‘Infection cases have decreased for the third consecutive week and death cases have decreased for the first time since the beginning of March 2021.’ India had the highest number of deaths in the South Asia region. This was followed by more deaths in Indonesia and Nepal.