Articles about Delta Variant

Why is the Delta variant so infectious? UK study reveals

29 Oct 2021

Why is the Delta variant so infectious? UK study reveals

People vaccinated against COVID-19 are as likely to spread the Delta variant of the virus to their household contacts as those who have not taken the jab, according to a new study conducted in the United Kingdom.

Delta-plus variant raises global concern: All you need to know

24 Oct 2021

Delta-plus variant raises global concern: All you need to know

The role of the Delta-plus coronavirus variant is being questioned amid surges in COVID-19 infections in parts of the world.

More contagious Delta subvariant in Russia; what does it mean?

22 Oct 2021

More contagious Delta subvariant in Russia; what does it mean?

A new "more contagious" subvariant of the Delta coronavirus strain has been detected in Russia, the state consumer watchdog's senior researcher said on Thursday.

UK: Calls for probe into Delta-plus grow amid COVID-19 surge

20 Oct 2021

UK: Calls for probe into Delta-plus grow amid COVID-19 surge

With the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom, former United States' Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb called for an "urgent" probe into the Delta-plus variant.

Delta becomes globally dominant COVID-19 variant, out-competing other strains: WHO

23 Sep 2021

Delta becomes globally dominant COVID-19 variant, out-competing other strains: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is now the globally dominant strain.

No Delta plus variant found in 376 samples: BMC

17 Sep 2021

No Delta plus variant found in 376 samples: BMC

No Delta plus variant of COVID-19, considered highly contagious, was found among 376 samples tested in the second round of genome sequencing in Mumbai, a senior civic official said on Thursday.

Mu, C.1.2 variants of SARS-CoV2 not found in India: INSACOG

15 Sep 2021

Mu, C.1.2 variants of SARS-CoV2 not found in India: INSACOG

India has so far not seen Mu and C.1.2, the two new variants of SARS-CoV2, and the Delta variant and its sub-lineages continue to be the main Variants of Concern in the country, INSACOG, the genome sequencing consortium, has said.

Half of India's 87K breakthrough infections in Kerala, Centre says

20 Aug 2021

Half of India's 87K breakthrough infections in Kerala, Centre says

Kerala has accounted for nearly half of all the breakthrough infections reported in India so far, according to the central government.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines less effective against Delta variant: Oxford study

19 Aug 2021

Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines less effective against Delta variant: Oxford study

COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and AstraZeneca are less effective against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, compared to the Alpha variant, a study led by researchers at the University of Oxford said.

Maharashtra reports 3 deaths from Delta Plus, 1 in Mumbai

13 Aug 2021

Maharashtra reports 3 deaths from Delta Plus, 1 in Mumbai

Maharashtra has reported three deaths from the relatively new Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus, including one in state capital Mumbai.

China: As Delta spreads, COVID-19 cases hit 7-month high

10 Aug 2021

China: As Delta spreads, COVID-19 cases hit 7-month high

China is witnessing a resurgence of COVID-19 as it reels under the impact of the highly transmissible Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.

US witnesses resurgence of COVID-19 cases; children most affected

08 Aug 2021

US witnesses resurgence of COVID-19 cases; children most affected

The United States is witnessing an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant.

US is now averaging 1,00,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

07 Aug 2021

US is now averaging 1,00,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

The United States is now averaging 1,00,000 new coronavirus cases every day amid a new surge in infections, triggered by the highly-contagious Delta variant.

COVID-19: The R-naught of coronavirus in India surges to 1.01

07 Aug 2021

COVID-19: The R-naught of coronavirus in India surges to 1.01

The highly infectious Delta variant of the COVID-19-causing virus, SARS-CoV-2, in India has triggered a rise in the R-value or R-naught—which denotes the effective transmission factor—to more than one.

Amid third wave fears, Covishield proven highly effective against Delta

04 Aug 2021

Amid third wave fears, Covishield proven highly effective against Delta

The Delta variant is highly-transmissible and possibly leads to a more severe disease of COVID-19.

COVID-19 third wave likely this month, peak in October: Report

02 Aug 2021

COVID-19 third wave likely this month, peak in October: Report

A third wave of coronavirus infections could hit India as soon as this month and may peak in October, according to a mathematical model prepared by top researchers.

China sees new COVID-19 outbreaks as Delta variant takes hold

30 Jul 2021

China sees new COVID-19 outbreaks as Delta variant takes hold

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, which was first detected in India, is now posing a challenge to China's efforts to contain local COVID-19 outbreaks.

Delta variant still a dominant lineage across India: INSACOG

22 Jul 2021

Delta variant still a dominant lineage across India: INSACOG

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to be the dominant lineage for new cases across India, while the other Variants of Concern (VoC) are at a lower rate and declining, INSACOG, a consortium of government panels involved in the genome-sequencing of the coronavirus said.

Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge

21 Jul 2021

Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge

Until recently, Australia had been praised for its strict lockdowns, lengthy border closures, and quarantine norms over COVID-19.

Delta variant behind majority of 'breakthrough' infections: Study

16 Jul 2021

Delta variant behind majority of 'breakthrough' infections: Study

The Delta variant of SARS-COV-2 was behind the majority of clinical cases of breakthrough infection of COVID-19 but only 9.8% of cases required hospitalization and fatality was observed in only 0.4% of the cases, according to a new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

We're in early stages of third COVID-19 wave: WHO chief

15 Jul 2021

We're in early stages of third COVID-19 wave: WHO chief

Sounding alarm over the rising Delta variant cases of COVID-19, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Thursday warned the world the pandemic is now in the "early stages" of the third wave.

Kids complain of post-COVID symptoms like breathlessness, headache in Delhi

14 Jul 2021

Kids complain of post-COVID symptoms like breathlessness, headache in Delhi

Children who had recovered from COVID-19 are reportedly coming back to hospitals in Delhi with complaints of post-COVID symptoms such as gastric issues, headaches, brain fog, breathlessness, etc.

Delta variant driving new spike in cases, deaths: WHO

13 Jul 2021

Delta variant driving new spike in cases, deaths: WHO

The Delta variant is ripping around the world at a scorching pace, driving a new spike in cases and deaths, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, warning that the variant is expected to soon be the dominant COVID-19 strain circulating worldwide.

COVID-19: Everything to know about Delta, Delta-Plus, Kappa, Lambda variants

10 Jul 2021

COVID-19: Everything to know about Delta, Delta-Plus, Kappa, Lambda variants

India is witnessing a decline in COVID-19 cases, but concerns of the highly infectious Delta Plus variant triggering the third wave are on rise.

Uttar Pradesh reports 2 cases of Kappa COVID-19 variant

09 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh reports 2 cases of Kappa COVID-19 variant

Uttar Pradesh has reported two cases of the Kappa variant of coronavirus, the state government said today in a statement.

Global COVID-19 deaths hit four million amid rush to vaccinate

08 Jul 2021

Global COVID-19 deaths hit four million amid rush to vaccinate

The global COVID-19 death toll eclipsed four million Wednesday as the crisis increasingly becomes a race between the vaccine and the highly contagious delta variant.

Coronavirus: Lambda not in India yet. How dangerous is it?

07 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: Lambda not in India yet. How dangerous is it?

India has not yet reported any case of the Lambda variant of the coronavirus.

Will 'Bell Bottom' finally end up being an OTT release?

04 Jul 2021

Will 'Bell Bottom' finally end up being an OTT release?

Clouds of uncertainty around the release of Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom are far from clearing out.

Johnson & Johnson says its vaccine works against Delta variant

02 Jul 2021

Johnson & Johnson says its vaccine works against Delta variant

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine is effective against the highly-contagious Delta variant and provides durable protection against infection overall, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected in all US states

01 Jul 2021

COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected in all US states

The highly-contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has now been detected in all the 50 states of America and capital Washington, DC, CNN reported.

COVAXIN effectively neutralizes the Delta variant, top US body says

30 Jun 2021

COVAXIN effectively neutralizes the Delta variant, top US body says

Through the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen many variants emerge and cause fatal outbreaks across the globe.

Will Delta+ cause third wave? Government's expert panel chief answers

27 Jun 2021

Will Delta+ cause third wave? Government's expert panel chief answers

As the second wave of COVID-19 is receding in India, several experts have warned that a third wave is imminent and it might hit the country sooner than expected.

Coronavirus: India should tackle Delta+ with urgency, says WHO expert

27 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: India should tackle Delta+ with urgency, says WHO expert

India on Sunday reported over 50,000 new COVID-19 cases, while nearly 58,000 patients were discharged after recovery.

Maharashtra tightens COVID-19 curbs once again; Mumbai under Level-3 restrictions

26 Jun 2021

Maharashtra tightens COVID-19 curbs once again; Mumbai under Level-3 restrictions

Amid fears that Delta and Delta-Plus variants of SARS-CoV-2—the virus causing COVID-19—would fuel the potentiality of the imminent third wave, the Maharashtra Government tightened COVID-19-related curbs across the state.

COVID-19: Delta Plus variant has spread to 12 Indian states

26 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Delta Plus variant has spread to 12 Indian states

The Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus, feared to be a potential catalyst for the third wave, has spread to 12 states in India.

Israel brings back mask rule as COVID-19 cases rise again

25 Jun 2021

Israel brings back mask rule as COVID-19 cases rise again

Israel, a country praised for its handling of COVID-19, reimposed its requirement for masks to be worn in enclosed public places 10 days after the rule was lifted.

Coronavirus: Delta variants could make 'third wave' more severe

25 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: Delta variants could make 'third wave' more severe

India on Friday reported over 51,000 new COVID-19 cases. The weekly positivity rate of infections has now declined to 3%.

Scientists develop 'universal' vaccine to tackle COVID-19, variants, other coronaviruses

24 Jun 2021

Scientists develop 'universal' vaccine to tackle COVID-19, variants, other coronaviruses

Researchers have developed a "universal" vaccine for coronaviruses, which has been found to protect mice against COVID-19, along with other group 2B coronaviruses.

Will vaccines work against Delta Plus variant? ICMR begins study

24 Jun 2021

Will vaccines work against Delta Plus variant? ICMR begins study

The Indian Council of Medical Research is studying the efficacy of the currently approved vaccines against the emerging Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: India reports 54K+ new cases; 71% in 5 states

24 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 54K+ new cases; 71% in 5 states

India on Thursday reported over 54,000 new COVID-19 cases, along with more than 1,300 deaths.