Six more suspicions of the Delta strain were recorded, the biomaterial of the patients was sent to European laboratories. This was reported by the doctor-epidemiologist Lyubov Danych, Ukrinform reports.
“Today we are talking about the fact that in Zakarpattia there are six suspicions of the Delta coronavirus, these are young people aged 18 to 35 years, there are also older people as well. Some are treated on an outpatient basis, others in a hospital. These patients have a history of travel to the Russian Federation. Delta was recorded in Uzhgorod, in particular," Danych said.
According to her, on the basis of the biomaterial of these patients, preliminary molecular genetic studies have already been conducted. The results of these studies revealed coronavirus mutations.
Further, these studies require additional sequencing in order to say with certainty that this is the virus of the Delta strain that is currently circulating in other countries. Therefore, the biomaterial of patients was sent to European laboratories.
The results of research from a European laboratory are expected in the near future.
Meanwhile, Covid vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca are highly efficient against the Delta strain. Two doses of Pfizer vaccine appeared to be 88 percent effective against the infection caused by the Delta strain.