According to the results of sequencing in Crimea, not only traditional strains of coronavirus were isolated, but also British and Indian. Natalia Penkovskaya, head of the Interregional Department of Rospotrebnadzor for the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, announced this at a meeting of the headquarters on the situation with coronavirus.
“That is, today there is a mixed circulation, in this regard, all measures that are implemented on the territory must be observed,” she said.
In addition, according to the chief sanitary doctor of the peninsula, COVID-19 “began to get younger.”
“In the structure of the sick, the age is shifting to the younger generation. To date, the highest incidence rates are in the 18-27 and 30-49 age groups. That is, the able-bodied population is affected, ”Penkovskaya stressed.
Earlier, on June 29, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that a case of infection with the Delta Plus coronavirus strain was recorded in Russia.
On June 17, researchers, after analyzing the data of patients who suffered coronavirus in Scotland, concluded that the Indian strain is more dangerous than the British one. Experts analyzed data from medical institutions in Scotland on patients with COVID-19 from April to June this year and found that patients with the Indian variant of COVID-19 had a risk of hospitalization twice as compared to those who were diagnosed with the British strain.
Indian mutation COVID-19 “Delta” was discovered in March in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The Indian Ministry of Health noted that at that time there was little data to establish a connection between the emergence of strains and the increase in incidence in a number of states. Subsequently, this variant of the coronavirus was found in different countries, including Russia. The new Delta Plus strain is distinguished by the presence of the K417N mutation in the spike protein, which can reduce the activity of serum and antibodies in people who have been ill and vaccinated.
On June 11, the UK health department announced that the Indian strain of coronavirus is 60% more infectious than the British (Kent) strain, which led to the third wave of the pandemic in Europe. It has been noted that the main protection against the Delta variant is complete vaccination.
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