Tuesday, September 21, 2021

10 Delta cases detected within a week

A total of 439 cases involving variants of concern and variants of interest have been detected so far.

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Ongoing studies by the Institute of Medical Research reveal that 10 cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 (B.1.617.2) were detected from July 22 until yesterday.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brought the cumulative number of cases infected with the Covid-19 virus classified as variants of concern (VOC) and variants of interest (VOI) to 439.

“Of the total detected, 419 are VOC cases while 20 are VOIs.

“Overall, of the VOC cases, 206 are of the Beta variant, 199 are Delta variant cases and 14 are of the Alpha variant while for the VOI cases, 13 are of the Theta variant, four involve the Kappa variant and three are Eta variant cases,” he said in a statement.

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