Gujarat: ‘Regular genome sequencing to spot Delta+ strain’

Published on June 24, 2021 AHMEDABAD: After the second wave of Covid cases caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Gujarat and India at large, the state is bracing for further mutation of the Delta variant, currently named ‘Delta-plus.’ Gujarat has upped its ante with its neighbouring states Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh recording confirmed … Continue reading Gujarat: ‘Regular genome sequencing to spot Delta+ strain’

Covid-19: Double-mutant variant B.1.617 behind deadly surge in Gujarat

Published on May 08, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The deadly wave of disease and death unleashed for the past one month in Gujarat is triggered mainly by B.1.617, the dreaded variant of Covid-19 widely identified as the double mutation unique to several Indian states, said top state government sources. “About 40% of the new cases and 55% … Continue reading Covid-19: Double-mutant variant B.1.617 behind deadly surge in Gujarat