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Learn about the mutated strains of Corona virus in India

There are up to 11 types of variants of the Corona virus, which caused 32 million deaths, affecting more than 15 million people worldwide, and the virus causes symptoms ranging from mild to very severe, and public health experts say that India is suffocating in the second wave while The severe oxygen shortage raised further concerns, leading to the highest court in Delhi, India, publicly criticizing the central government for its handling of the oxygen crisis, boldsky reported.


Types of Coronavirus variants in India


According to the results of scientists from the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics in India, the Union government stated that "O", or the first virus type that originated from Wuhan, branched out from ten other types that evolved. However, a type called A2a began to override other variants of the Corona virus, and with That is, among all the mutant variants of Corona in India, the double mutant virus B.1.617 has become the most prevalent, and the variants of Corona are (unofficially) related to the name of the country in which it was first discovered, such as the UK variant, the South African variant, and the Brazil variant.


Global health experts also released the first images of the Coronavirus last December, and Canadian researchers have published the first structural images of a mutation in the B.1.1.7 variant of the Coronavirus, which may explain why it has been shown to be much more contagious than the previous strain, causing a rapid rise in Cases around the world.


Coronavirus strains


Coronavirus variants can be classified into many types such as O, A2, A2a, A2, B, B1, 19A, 19B, 20A, 20B, 20C, D614G etc.


The original strain of the virus that causes corona was named type O.


The ten types of "O" evolved over a period of four months.

In the northern and eastern regions of India, the 20A strain / variant predominates, and in southern and western India the 20B strain is the predominant one.


Variant B.1.617 contains mutations of two different viruses: E484Q and L452R.


Does this mean that some variants of the Coronavirus are more likely to cause death?


Scientists are still researching this, but with regard to the current data, no conclusive data has been found as reliable evidence to confirm that different variants are associated with different rates of mortality, all strains are nearly similar in their ability to cause death when a host is infected.