Covid-19: Three strains of Delta-plus now in Maharashtra, variant has infected 66 – ET HealthWorld

MUMBAI: Three sub-lineages of the Delta-plus variant of the Sars-Cov-2 virus are currently in circulation in the state, which, experts said, called for more epidemiological analysis to understand their impact on ongoing viral transmission. The recent genome sequencing reports have shown the presence of 66 cases of Delta-plus in the state, which include sub-lineages Ay.1, Ay.2 and Ay.3. The highly transmissible Delta variant mutated into Delta-plus, formed due to Delta acquiring an additional mutation called K417N in the spike protein, which enhances attachment of the virus to infected cells. Now,…

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