Coronavirus: First Kappa Variant case confirmed in UP
Its other lineage B.1.617.1 is called Kappa. It was declared a variant of interest by the WHO in April.
New Delhi: Kappa variant has been found for the first time in UP. This variant has been declared as Variant of Interest. At the same time, after the confirmation of the new form of corona virus, Delta, Delta Plus and Kappa variants, the government has sought information about the entire matter from the BRD Medical College administration.
Full details including the name and address of the infected have been summoned.
First case of Kappa variant in UP:
Dr Amresh Singh, Head of the Department of Microbiology, said that the Kappa variant of Corona has been found for the first time in UP. Its B.1.617 resulted from the mutation of the lineage, which is also responsible for the delta variant.
There have been more than a dozen mutations of B.1.617. Two of these are special - E484Q and L452R, hence this variant is also called double mutant. As it develops, a new lineage of B.1.617 will form. B.1.617.2 is known as the delta variant, which is believed to be responsible for the second wave of corona in India.
Its other lineage B.1.617.1 is called Kappa. It was declared a variant of interest by the World Health Organization in April.
The Delta Plus variant of Corona is believed to be extremely dangerous. It has recently been declared as a Variant of Concern in India. This means that it is the form which is very dangerous. Its cases have been reported in many states of the country. Many patients have died because of this. Probably the first case of Delta Plus in UP has been found in Gorakhpur.
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