Articles about Delta Variant
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.