When will third wave of corona come in India? many more as 17 incidences of the Delta variation AY.4.2 strain, which is quickly expanding in the UK, have been reported in India during the third Covid wave crisis. Between May and September 2021, these samples were taken. During the same time frame, GISAID received 19,466 samples in India.
COVID-19’s Delta variety, AY.4.2, has been found in the United Kingdom, China, and Ukraine, and it has now arrived in India. Andhra Pradesh has reported 07 incidences of the new strain, Kerala has reported 4, Karnataka and Telangana have each confirmed two cases, Jammu and Kashmir have reported one case, and Maharashtra has reported one case, bringing the total number of cases to 17.
The Karnataka Commissionerate of Health and Family Welfare Services made an official caution to the public about the AY.4.2 strain. “Because the full nature of the stated recently reported variation is still unknown, it is critical to increase caution and observe Covid-19 acceptable behavior rather than causing public panic,” the notice read.
As the number of instances increased, the Center decided to intervene before the festival season, as fears of the COVID-19 third wave grew. “The new COVID19 version AY.4.2 is being investigated by a team. The diverse variants are studied and analyzed by teams from the ICMR and the NCDC.” In addition, the Centre has released additional instructions to prevent a third COVID-19 storm. AY.4.2 has consistently increased in volume, accounting for around 9% of UK episodes in the last 4 weeks. A few European countries, such as Denmark, France, and Ireland, have also reported it.
What is the AY.4.2 variant?
AY.4.2 is a descendent of the Covid-19 Delta variety. In October 2020, the Delta variety, also identified as B.1.617.2, was discovered in India for the first time. The spike protein of the AY.4.2 sub-lineage includes 2 mutations: A222V and Y145H. Delta sub-lineage AY.4 was given the actual title VUI-21OCT-01 by the UKHSA, as per the study.