Percentage Of Delta Variant Found In Delhi Rose Steadily During Apr-July: Official Data | News

September 9, 2021 0 Comments



Both Alpha and Delta variants of coronavirus have been classified as “variants of concern” by the World Health Organisation

New Delhi: The percentage of Delta variant of coronavirus, among all the variants detected in Delhi through genome sequencing, rose steadily during the four months preceding August, with the figures standing at over 90 per cent for July, according to official data. The information was shared during a recent meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises COVID-19 management policies for the capital.

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According to the official data, for the month of July, the percentage of Delta variant (B.1.617.2), among all the variants detected in Delhi through genome sequencing of samples sent to various laboratories, stood at 90.9 per cent. In the same month, the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7) constituted 2.3 per cent and rest of the variants in toto, comprised 6.8 per cent It was a marked rise in Delta variant percentage, from the corresponding figures reported in April (54 per cent), the data said. In April, the Alpha variant percentage stood at 12.1 per cent while the rest of the variants constituted 33.9 per cent of the total variants detected.

The figures for percentage of Delta variant detected in months of May and June stood at 81.6 per cent and 88.8 per cent respectively, according to the data. Both Alpha and Delta variants have been classified as “variants of concern” by the World Health Organisation. The Delta variant was identified in India in December 2020 and has subsequently been detected in over 95 countries.

The Alpha variant was first detected in the UK last year. The data shared during the DDMA meeting held on August 27, showed that the Delta variant was found in over 1,720 of the more than 6,090 samples from Delhi processed at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The number of Alpha variant detected stood at nearly 950. At ILBS lab, Delta variant was found in over 130 of the nearly 780 samples from Delhi, and at LNJP Hospital, the corresponding figures stood at 27 out of the 32 samples processed. The number of cumulative cases on Wednesday stood at 14,38,082. Over 14.12 lakh patients have recovered from the virus, while the death toll due to COVID-19 stands at 25,083 in Delhi.

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World

22,25,53,179Cases

18,56,52,224Active

3,23,04,618Recovered

45,96,337Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,25,53,179 and 45,96,337 have died; 18,56,52,224 are active cases and 3,23,04,618 have recovered as on September 9, 2021 at 3:53 am.

India

3,31,39,981 43,263Cases

3,93,614 2,358Active

3,23,04,618 40,567Recovered

4,41,749 338Deaths

In India, there are 3,31,39,981 confirmed cases including 4,41,749 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,93,614 and 3,23,04,618 have recovered as on September 9, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

64,97,872 4,174

51,419 46

63,08,491 4,155

1,37,962 65

Kerala

42,83,494 30,196

2,40,037 2,436

40,21,456 27,579

22,001 181

Karnataka

29,58,090 1,102

17,085 373

29,03,547 1,458

37,458 17

Tamil Nadu

26,27,365 1,587

16,180 25

25,76,112 1,594

35,073 18

Andhra Pradesh

20,24,603 1,361

14,510 58

19,96,143 1,288

13,950 15

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,494 15

214 13

16,86,417 28

22,863

West Bengal

15,53,928 751

8,288 99

15,27,109 841

18,531 9

Delhi

14,38,082 41

414 28

14,12,585 13

25,083

Odisha

10,13,567 762

6,332 180

9,99,165 574

8,070 8

Chhattisgarh

10,04,772 48

390 26

9,90,825 22

13,557

Rajasthan

9,54,161 12

82 2

9,45,125 10

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,544 17

151 2

8,15,311 15

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,297 16

137 10

7,81,644 6

10,516

Haryana

7,70,601 17

607 15

7,60,308 32

9,686

Bihar

7,25,784 19

65 10

7,16,062 8

9,657 1

Telangana

6,60,471 329

5,497 21

6,51,085 307

3,889 1

Punjab

6,00,914 37

319 1

5,84,146 36

16,449 2

Assam

5,93,514 427

6,298 159

5,81,493 582

5,723 4

Jharkhand

3,48,012 23

139 10

3,42,740 13

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,151 12

349 22

3,35,413 34

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,26,310 151

1,251 13

3,20,648 163

4,411 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,15,074 163

1,703 21

2,09,749 138

3,622 4

Goa

1,74,646 86

856 2

1,70,578 82

3,212 2

Puducherry

1,24,436 125

986 12

1,21,631 113

1,819

Manipur

1,16,134 268

3,164 4

1,11,165 269

1,805 3

Tripura

83,478 64

676 29

81,999 35

803

Meghalaya

77,471 196

1,888 36

74,246 230

1,337 2

Mizoram

67,971 1,061

12,304 318

55,438 741

229 2

Chandigarh

65,138 14

31 3

64,292 17

815

Arunachal Pradesh

53,551 77

617 6

52,665 70

269 1

Nagaland

30,485 50

707 2

29,144 50

634 2

Sikkim

30,384 54

862 3

29,146 51

376

Ladakh

20,593

39 9

20,347 9

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,669 4

6 4

10,659

4

Lakshadweep

10,349 1

2 2

10,296 3

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,576 3

9 2

7,438 1

129





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