New corona forms, patients with delta and kappa variants found in Ahmedabad – Samples that are infected with delta and Kappa variants in ntc genome sequencing


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  • Patients with delta and kappa variants
  • Genome sequencing revealed variants

In August and September, samples of Kovid-19 patients from Ahmedabad in Gujarat were sent to a laboratory in Pune for genome sequencing. In the investigation, these patients were found to be infected with the ‘Delta’ and ‘Kappa’ variants.

According to the agency, Dr. Kanu Patel from the Department of Microbiology at BJ Medical said that of two samples sent to the Laboratory of the National Institute of Virology in Pune, delta and kappa variants of the corona virus were found in the sample sent in August, while in September. One submitted sample only had the delta variant.

He said the results of COVID-19 patient samples sent in October for genome sequencing are yet to come. No samples have been shipped so far in November.

The Delta variant was first found in India in October last year. Since then it has become a matter of concern for all countries. This variant also played a role in the second wave of the pandemic in April-May this year. Speaking of the Kappa variant, this variant is moderate compared to the Delta. B.1.617.1 is the Kappa variant, while B.1.617.2 is the Delta variant.

So far 2.38,410 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ahmedabad district, of which 63 are active cases. Speaking of all of Gujarat, out of 8,26,950 Kovid cases here, 230 are active.


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