Delta Variant: News

16 Jun 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why experts believe 4th COVID-19 wave is not coming

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the national capital Delhi, experts have opined this spike doesn't indicate a fourth COVID-19 wave.

14 Jan 2022


Record 28K+ COVID-19 cases in Delhi; positivity rate nears 30%

Delhi witnessed the biggest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with 28,867 people testing positive for the disease.

Omicron quickly overtaking Delta, efficacy of vaccines reduced: WHO

The Omicron variant of coronavirus is rapidly displacing the Delta variant and reaching global dominance, said a senior official from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.

10 Jan 2022


Deltacron: Cyprus confirms COVID-19 infections of combined Delta-Omicron variant

In Cyprus, a coronavirus strain combining the Delta and Omicron variants was discovered, said Leondios Kostrikis, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus.

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.

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.

22 Oct 2021

Russia News

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

08 Aug 2021

Joe Biden

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

02 Jul 2021

Johnson & Johnson

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Delta variant has now been reported in 85 countries: WHO

The Delta variant, the significantly more transmissible strain of COVID-19, is expected to become a dominant lineage if current trends continue, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned after it was reported in 85 countries and continues to be detected in more places around the world.