Three cases of infection with the Delta Plus coronavirus strain have been detected for the first time in Turkey. This was announced on Tuesday, July 6, by the head of the Turkish Ministry of Health Fahrettin Koca.
According to him, the mutation was identified in three different cities of the country, including Istanbul. At the same time, the minister refused to name two other provinces where the strain was found. However, he stressed that no mutation has been identified in Ankara.
The general condition of patients with the identified Delta Plus mutation, according to him, is good.
“Patients are monitored on an outpatient basis. Therefore, these are not people with a more serious illness in this regard, ”the Turkish TV channel quoted him as saying. NTV…
At the same time, according to the data provided by the minister, the Delta coronavirus strain has already been identified in 30 provinces of the country.
On the eve of the director of the World Health Organization (WHO) health emergency program, Michael Ryan said that the situation with the spread of coronavirus has stabilized “at a very high level.” According to him, the situation with the spread of COVID-19 in the world is “better than two or three months ago.”
At the same time, on July 2, the head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned of the onset of a dangerous stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the Indian strain “Delta”. This type of coronavirus has already been identified in almost 100 countries, and it itself continues to mutate and threaten human health.
On July 1, it became known that almost all patients with COVID-19 in Russia, who are on artificial lung ventilation, presumably have the COVID-19 Delta strain.
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. She clarified that the patient suffered a mild illness.
Also at the end of June, scientists compared the Delta and Delta Plus strains and concluded that this is one mutation of the coronavirus infection, while Delta Plus makes antibodies less effective.
Indian mutation COVID-19 or “Delta” was discovered in March in the state of Maharashtra. The Indian Ministry of Health reported 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. Then this variant of the coronavirus was discovered 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.