The new strain of coronavirus SARS-COV-2 virus were detected in India.
The virus is double mutants and can spread rapidly.
SARS-COV-2 virus was found from samples collected from different states of India, Indian laboratory under the Ministry of Health reported.
Officers keep investigating variants
Well, officials are investigating whether the virus is more deadly, contagious, or affected by fewer vaccines. The investigations are still going on.
Samples collected from India
About 10,787 samples were collected from Indian states and 771 cases of the unknown variant were reported.
There are 736 cases from the United States and 34 from South Africa and Brazil.
Officials said the coronavirus is not associated with cases in India.
Even in India, there were 47,262 cases and 275 deaths on Wednesday! This is the fastest increase in terms.
The Indian laboratory under the Ministry of Health is collecting the latest samples.
And in the sequence testing process to map the entire code or organism to the case virus.
The genetic code works as an instruction manual.
Viruses are common, but mostly negligible and do not have the ability to spread or cause serious infections such as in the United States and South Africa.
But variants can make the linea virus more deadly, contagious, transmitted!
Double mutations in key regions of the virus’ spike proteins can increase these risks and allow the virus to escape the immune system.
The spike protein is the part of the virus that he uses to penetrate human cells.
According to the government, analysis of samples collected from the state of Maharashtra in India showed an increase in the fraction of samples with E484Q and L452K mutations.
Double mutations escape the immune system and increase infectivity.
Double mutants are scary
By the way, double mutants are scary phrases. Even this varies in different locations and single versions of the virus.
The virus mutates all the time. But there is still the question of whether the vaccine will work on this virus or not.
What should be done to avoid it?
Increased testing, avoid close contact, isolation, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance.
These are the only options to avoid all viruses.
Vaccination is the ultimate solution but it takes time for people to vaccinate because the population is so vast.
The Government of India denies the increase in the case related to mutation.
We need to monitor the situation and ensure that it does not spread much in the population.
Even this is a delicate phase for India.
Fighting the coronavirus cases has already ended the healthcare system.
States have already begun implementing sanctions, including curfews, and lockdowns.
So, stay home stay safe.