Corona: A new variant of AY4 was found in seven patients in Indore, with more infection than the previously detected delta

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Indore

Published by: Surendra Joshi
Sunday, 24 October 2021 04:48 PM IST Updated

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Dr Amit Malakar said seven of the infected had fully recovered. Research on how contagious the AY4 variant is is currently underway worldwide.

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The corona virus may have slowed, but its risk is still there. According to the latest report, a new variant of corona virus AY4 has been detected in seven patients in Indore. The genome sequencing of these patients took place in Delhi. In which this new and deadly variant is confirmed. It is believed to be more contagious than the previously detected delta variant.

Seven people were found infected with corona in Indore in September, samples of which were sent to Delhi on September 21 for genome sequencing. The Delhi-based NCDC recently released the Genome Sequencing Report. Of these, the AY4 variant was confirmed in these patients.

People in these areas of Indore are infected
It is actually a new species of delta variant that is destructive in the second wave. AY4 was first discovered in Maharashtra in April. Seven patients who found the AY4 variant in Indore are recovering from a corona infection. Of the seven who contracted AY4 infection in Indore, two were New Palasia residents, one in the Dubai garden, and three were from Move.

No need to panic: Dr. Malakar
Indoor Nodal Officer Dr Amit Malakar said a total of seven infected people have fully recovered. Research on how contagious the AY4 variant is is currently underway worldwide. On the other hand, AY4 is a highly contagious virus, said Dr Ravi Dosi, a senior doctor at a private hospital. Its infection rate is high. That is why people still have to be very careful. Special care should be taken during festivals. It is too early to say anything about the new variant. There is a risk of infection even after vaccination, so do not turn freely after vaccination.

Expansion

The corona virus may have slowed, but its risk is still there. According to the latest report, a new variant of corona virus AY4 has been detected in seven patients in Indore. The genome sequencing of these patients took place in Delhi. In which this new and deadly variant is confirmed. It is believed to be more contagious than the previously detected delta variant.

Seven people were diagnosed with corona in Indore in September, samples of which were sent to Delhi on September 21 for genome sequencing. The Delhi-based NCDC recently released the Genome Sequencing Report. Of these, the AY4 variant was confirmed in these patients.

People in these areas of Indore are infected

It is actually a new species of delta variant that is destructive in the second wave. AY4 was first discovered in Maharashtra in April. Seven patients who were diagnosed with AY4 variant in Indore are recovering from a corona infection. Of the seven who contracted AY4 infection in Indore, two were New Palasia residents, one in the Dubey garden, and three from Move.

No need to panic: Dr. Malakar

Indoor Nodal Officer Dr Amit Malakar said a total of seven infected people have fully recovered. Research on how contagious the AY4 variant is is currently underway around the world. On the other hand, Dr. Ravi Dosi, a senior doctor at a private hospital, says that the AY4 virus is more contagious. Its infection rate is high. That is why people still have to be very careful. Special care should be taken during festivals. It is too early to say anything about the new variant. There is a risk of infection even after vaccination, so do not turn freely after vaccination.

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