The newest Indian strain of coronavirus Delta has been recorded in Ukraine. This was announced by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov in a comment to TSN.
According to him, two cases were found in a 66-year-old mother and a 16-year-old child who had recently returned from the Russian Federation.
"We have four laboratories that can detect a new strain, two private and two public. We do not have the tests that detect the "Indian" strain, so we turned to the WHO," Danilovsaid .
He also did not rule out that transport connection with some countries may be completely stopped because of the "Indian" strain.
A variant of the coronavirus named Delta, was discovered in India in October last year. Since then, it has spread to 74 countries around the world. New symptoms include a runny nose, headache and sore throat.
This mutation is known to be 1.6 times more infectious than the Alpha strain (first found in the UK), 2.26 times more likely to result in hospitalization and 1.45 times more likely to lead to resuscitation. At the same time, it is noted that the effect of vaccines remains largely unchanged.