Delta Plus mutation: Increased A4.4 sequence transmissibility, WHO notes

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THE World Health Organization (WHO) monitors the spread of sub-variation ΑΥ.4.2 of his Delta mutation coronavirus Also known as Delta Plus– which is becoming more and more widespread in the world.

“It has been observed since July increase of the transmissibility of the sequence ΑΥ.4.2 “, stated the international Organization in its weekly update on the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the same report:

  • This sub-variant includes three new mutations, two of which are located in spike protein.
  • Sequences of AV.4.2 were uploaded to the global database GISAID from 43 countries.
  • The 93% came from United Kingdom, where observed gradual increase the percentage of new cases due to it. During the week beginning October 3, sub-variant AV.4.2 accounted for 5.9% of all Delta-related infections in the United Kingdom.

The WHO also noted that epidemiological and laboratory studies are underway to determine whether AV.4.2 is more contagious or if weakens the antibodies.

4.9 million dead due to Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has cost lives 4.96 million people around the world after the virus was first detected in late 2019 in China, according to tonight’s count of the French Agency based on official sources. In total, more than 244 million cases.

Last week the number of new cases increased by 4% compared to the previous one, with 2.9 million infections. Europe is the only region in the world where growth is recorded.

The number of deaths also increased by 5%, as more than 49.000 people died from Covid-19.

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