Coronavirus Live Updates: Delta Plus Unlikely To Be More Transmissible Than Parent Variant, Says Government Panel

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Covid-19 Cases in India: As many as 7,243 people tested positive in Maharashtra.

Sub-lineages of Delta variant — AY.1, which is commonly known as the Delta Plus, and AY.2 — are unlikely to be more transmissible than the parent, said INSACOG, a consortium of government panel involved in genome sequencing of coronavirus.

These two sub-lineages are also below 1 per cent in the genome samples sequenced in the country in June, it said in a recent bulletin.

INSACOG also said AY.3 has been identified as a new Delta sub-lineage and it is defined by ORF1a: I3731V common AY.1 mutations except for S: K417.

Earlier, India reported 38,792 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, data from health ministry showed, with daily deaths rising by 624. 

As many as 7,243 people tested positive for the virus in Maharashtra, which has the highest number of cases in the country. The fresh cases pushed the tally of infections to over 61.72 lakh and 196 deaths took the death count to 1,26,220. After Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have the highest number of infections.

Here are the LIVE Updates on coronavirus cases in India:

Over 90 Lakh COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered In Delhi So Far

More than 90 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people in Delhi till date, according to official figures shared by authorities on Wednesday.

The latest vaccination bulletin released by the city health department said, less than a day of vaccine stock was left.

Till date, 90,88,718 doses have been administered to people in Delhi till date, it said.

Over 90 Lakh COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered In Delhi So Far
More than 90 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people in Delhi till date, according to official figures shared by authorities on Wednesday. The latest vaccination bulletin released by the city health department said, less than a day of vaccine stock was left.

Till date, 90,88,718 doses have been administered to people in Delhi till date, it said.

On Tuesday, 1,29,054 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered, which included 92,547 first doses and 36,507 second doses. The figures for Wednesday were still awaited.

Delta Plus Covid Variant Unlikely To Be More Transmissible Than Delta: Government Panel
Sub-lineages of Delta variant — AY.1, which is commonly known as the Delta Plus, and AY.2 — are unlikely to be more transmissible than the parent, said INSACOG, a consortium of government panel involved in genome sequencing of coronavirus.

These two sub-lineages are also below 1 per cent in the genome samples sequenced in the country in June, it said in a recent bulletin.

INSACOG also said AY.3 has been identified as a new Delta sub-lineage and it is defined by ORF1a: I3731V common AY.1 mutations except for S: K417.