By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Seven cases of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, known as the Indian variant, and one case of the Beta variant, known as the South African variant, were identified by NCIPD by cellogenomic sequencing. All clinical samples of the Delta and Beta variants were taken at UMBALSM “Pirogov” in the period from 6 to 14 June and were sent to the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases.
See below for the distribution of Beta (B.1.351) and Delta (B.1.617.2) variants of SARS-CoV-2:
|1||Beta (B.1.351)||30-40||M||Sofia (capital), temporarily residing in the country||Quarantined and cured|
|2||Delta (B.1.617.2)||40-50||Ž||Sofia (capital)||Quarantined, home treatment|
|3||Delta (B.1.617.2)||40-50||M||Sofia (capital)||Quarantined, home treatment|
|4||Delta (B.1.617.2)||40-50||M||Sofia (capital)||Quarantined, home treatment|
|5||Delta (B.1.617.2)||30-40||M||Sofia (capital)||Hospitalized|
|6||Delta (B.1.617.2)||30-40||M||Sofia||Quarantined, home treatment|
|7||Delta (B.1.617.2)||30-40||Ž||Sofia||Quarantined, home treatment|
|8||Delta (B.1.617.2)||45-55||M||Sofia (capital)||Quarantined, home treatment|
In addition to the mentioned Beta and Delta variants, another 192 clinical samples from patients from different regions of the country were analyzed. 190 of the samples showed an Alpha variant of COVID-19, as well as two other isolates that were not classified as viruses of major importance.
The distribution of the British version by districts is as follows: Burgas 34 (100%), Varna 26 (100%), Plovdiv 21 (95.5%), Sofia (capital) 21 (95.5%), Gabrovo 16 (100%) ), Sofia 16 (100%), Kyustendil 13 (100%), Pazardzhik 13 (100%), Pleven 7 (100%), Smolyan 5 (100%), Targovishte 3 (100%), Yambol 3 (100%) , Blagoevgrad 2 (100%), Veliko Tarnovo 2 (100%), Dobrich 2 (100%), Lovech 2 (100%), Pernik 1 (100%), Ruse 1 (100%), Stara Zagora 1 (100%) ), Shumen 1 (100%).
The Ministry of Health points out that research shows that the Alpha, Beta and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2 are more infectious than the original virus in Wuhan, China. For this reason, the Ministry of Health calls on Bulgarian citizens to take a responsible approach to their own health and that of their loved ones by choosing the vaccine against COVID-19. Health authorities are monitoring the proliferation of SARS-CoV-2 variants and are prepared to introduce additional anti-epidemic measures at the risk of public health.
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