Topic: What is the Delta strain of COVID-19 and is it vaccinated?
In addition to the name of the species of COVID-19 We've also seen species called alpha, beta, gamma, and delta.
What is the Delta strain of COVID-19?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed the name of the COVID-19 strain. from the name of the country where the virus was first found It is a system of Greek alphabets such as alpha, beta, gamma and delta to reduce stigma of the country.
The new covid strains are named as follows:
The British breed (B.1.1.7) is the Alpha breed (A).
The South African species (B.1.351) is the Beta species (B).
The Brazilian species (P.1) is the gamma strain ().
The Indian species (B.1.617.2) is the Delta species (Δ).
including other species Which is starting to get more and more attention nowadays also change the naming system as follows
US species (B.1.427/429) is the species Epsilon (Ε).
The Brazilian species (P.2) is the Zeta species (Z).
The species found in many countries (B.1.525) is the Eta species (H).
The Filipino species (P.3) is the Theta species ().
The US species (B.1.526) is the Iota species (I).
The Indian strain B.1.617.1 is the Kappa strain (K).
Therefore, the Delta strain of COVID-19 is the Indian strain.
Dr. Supakit Sirilak, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) states that there are several strains of COVID-19 found in Thailand. But from the examination of species found in Thailand from the samples sent to the Department of Medical Sciences Between April 7 and June 13, 5,055 samples were found, with 4,528 of them being Alpha (British), representing 89.6% of Delta (India), up from 359 reported cases. Previously, it was 496 people, or an increase of 137 cases, the most being Bangkok, collecting 404 cases, of which 86 new cases and 10 cases were found in 3-4 central Bangkok hospitals, an increase from 8% to 9.8%.
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