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Measures against delta work for omicron variant too: WHO

Much remains unknown about the new variant, including whether it is more contagious, as some health authorities suspect, or if it makes people more seriously ill, and whether it can thwart the vaccine. (HT FILE)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 12:08 PM IST

Delta variant of Covid detected in 99% samples collected in October: Delhi govt

The September-October round of sero-surveillance in Delhi showed that 97% of the population has developed antibodies against the virus. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2021 04:27 AM IST

AY.4.2: At least 17 cases of new Covid lineage found in India. Details here

British authorities have posited that the AY.4.2 coronavirus variant could possibly be even more transmissible than Delta. 
Published on Oct 27, 2021 08:56 AM IST

‘Act now’, say UK scientists as Covid infections surge

A commuter walks out of a underground train station in London. AFP
Published on Oct 24, 2021 01:35 AM IST

Covid variant more contagious than Delta found in Russia: Reports

Servicemen of Russia's emergencies ministry wearing protective gear disinfect Moscow's Leningradsky railway station on October 19, 2021, 
Published on Oct 21, 2021 01:45 PM IST

China's ‘Golden Week’ travel drops as holidaymakers stay home amid Covid-19

China's ‘Golden Week’ travel drops as holidaymakers stay home amid Covid-19
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 09:27 AM IST

Delta sub-lineage spotted in 10% of Covid-19 samples

Delhi’s data for August hasn’t been uploaded on the INSACOG dashboard. Data for September hasn’t been uploaded for any of the states.
Published on Sep 25, 2021 05:27 AM IST

Australian states free of Covid resist re-opening to avoid Delta variant spread

A sign advertises the availability of Covid-19 vaccine doses at a city centre pharmacy during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 09:35 AM IST

Apart from Delta, which other coronavirus variants are on the radar?

A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample from a person for a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) test, at a temple near Klong Toey slum community in Bangkok, Thailand 
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 11:30 AM IST

Covid-19 delta variant hits Chinese economy as services industry contract

A woman wearing a face mask sits in a cafe in a neighborhood popular with tourists in central Beijing
Published on Aug 31, 2021 03:38 PM IST

New Orleans' Jazz Festival suffers, tourism industry worries as Covid-19 rages

Owners and workers at Liuzza’s say tourists make up a large share of their business at Jazz Fest time but the festival was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was postponed this year, then cancelled again, as area hospital populations swell with new patients in a surge fuelled by the delta variant of the virus and the state’s low vaccination rate.
Updated on Aug 23, 2021 12:56 PM IST

Breakthrough Covid infections expected in India; reproduction rate drops below 1

Students flout social distancing as they wait for entry at Doranda College in Ranchi.
Published on Aug 20, 2021 05:02 PM IST

Why vaccinated people largely escaped the worst of Delta surge? Study explains

Delta was declared as the variant of concern by the World Health Organization and has spread tp nearly 100 countries.
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 06:26 PM IST

Macao orders closure of entertainment venues but not casinos for Covid-19 tests

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2014, file photo, tourists take selfies at "The Ruins of St. Paul's" a famous tourist spot, in Macao. Macao authorities ordered the closure of various entertainment venus and will test its population for the coronavirus after the city confirmed four new infections, authorities said Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 09:40 AM IST

China tightens travel restrictions as Covid-19 Delta variant cases spike

China tightens travel restrictions as Covid-19 Delta variant cases spike
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 06:50 PM IST

Delta caused 82% Covid cases in 3 months: Data

A BMC health worker collects swab samples for Covid-19 test of passengers arriving from outstation trains at CSMT station, in Mumbai on July 14, 2021. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 31, 2021 04:39 AM IST

Delta as infectious as chickenpox: CDC report

The variant was also causing more severe Covid-19 and was more likely to break through protection afforded by vaccines, but the health authority said such incidents were very rare.
Updated on Jul 31, 2021 03:28 AM IST

Philippines to impose lockdown in Manila to curb Covid-19 Delta variant spread

A man wearing a face mask and a face shield as protection against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) enters a disinfection booth at a community quarantine checkpoint, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 03:41 PM IST

'Can't be speculated': What health ministry said about Delta and 3rd wave in LS

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said there is no scientific evidence either from India or globally to show that children get disproportionately infected with Covid-19 including the Delta variant.
Published on Jul 23, 2021 11:15 PM IST

Delta major reason for Covid breakthrough infection: 10 findings of ICMR study

The ICMR study also noted that between March and June, there was "high community transmission" of the Delta variant, followed by Alpha and Kappa variants.
Published on Jul 16, 2021 06:35 PM IST

Sydney's extended lockdown suppress Covid-19 cases of contagious Delta variant

Sydney's extended lockdown suppress Covid-19 cases of contagious Delta variant
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 07:25 AM IST

Delta variant, first identified in India, now 'dominant' in US

People walk the streets of New York, in the United States, as concerns peak over the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the country.
Published on Jul 08, 2021 06:24 AM IST

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine ‘less effective’ against Delta variant: Israel

Pfizer CEO Dr Albert Bourla recently said that an agreement with the Indian government regarding the approval of the vaccine in the country is being finalised.
Published on Jul 06, 2021 02:28 PM IST

Delta symptoms may differ from traditional Covid symptoms, claims study

As Delta is emerging as the predominant variant of Covid across the world, a study claims that its symptoms might be different from traditional Covid.
Published on Jul 03, 2021 03:26 PM IST

Delta variant to become dominant strain of Covid-19 in coming months: WHO

A deserted street is seen in Brisbane's central business district on June 30, 2021, as the city falls quiet from a lockdown with Australia battling outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 02:14 PM IST

Who is at higher risk of contracting delta variant? Study reveals

The delta variant of coronavirus is the dominant strain in the UK.
Published on Jul 01, 2021 08:46 AM IST

Can't say Delta Plus is spreading rapidly: Former ICMR head

Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, the former head of ICMR, said this mutant alone may not be vaccine-evasive. (File photo)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 03:28 PM IST

Sydney struggles to contain Covid-19 Delta infections, goes into lockdown

Sydney struggles to contain Covid-19 Delta infections, goes into lockdown
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 09:40 AM IST

Covid-19 Delta variant classified as 'variant of concern' by US CDC

Previously, the Delhi Covid-19 strain was only considered only a "variant of interest" by the US CDC.
Published on Jun 17, 2021 11:31 AM IST
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