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Indian scientists are trying to understand whether the new type of coronavirus infection is dominant

The new variant of the infection was the result of a mutation of the Delta strain, in connection with which it was named Delta Plus.

In the Indian state of Maharashtra, located in the center of the country, at least 20 cases of infection with a new variant of the “Indian” strain of COVID-19, called Delta Plus, have been identified.

As indicated, a new variant of the infection, which was the result of a mutation of the Delta strain, was recorded in four regions of the region. 

Authorities in the Indian state have confirmed to the media that they have received a report on genome sequencing from the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, but have so far declined to discuss the issue in detail.

The content of the scientists’ report will be discussed at a meeting on Monday, and then conclusions will be drawn.

According to the latest data, almost 30 million cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in India, of which 28.8 million have already ended in recovery and more than 388 thousand have died. 

The country ranks second in the world (after the United States) in terms of incidence.

The “Indian” version of COVID-19 reportedly contains two mutations that “help the virus attach to cells.” One of the mutations, E484Q, is similar to E484K, previously found in the “Brazilian” and “South African” variants. Another mutation, L452R, was also recorded in the “California” strain.

Medical experts from the UK have concluded that the “Indian” strain of coronavirus, which is constantly changing and highly contagious, spreads much faster than other mutations in COVID-19.

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