The World Health Organization is monitoring the mutated Indian subspecies in 60 regions


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                On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report announcing that it had detected the mutated Indian strain of Coronavirus in about 60 regions around the world.  The organization said that official sources revealed the spread of the mutated strain "B 1.617" in 53 regions, in addition to seven other areas, from unofficial sources.  The British metamorphic subspecies is the most widespread in the world with 149 regions.

                                    <p>Cited report published Wednesday <a target="_blank" href="آسيا/20210512-فيروس-كورونا-منظمة-الصحة-العالمية-ترصد-السلالة-المتحورة-الهندية-في-44-بلدا" rel="noopener"><strong>World Health Organization </strong></a>According to official and unofficial information, the modified Indian strain of the Coronavirus was detected in sixty regions around the world.

The organization said that the mutated version of the virus has demonstrated a greater ability to spread, but the severity of the disease it causes and the risk of infection are still being verified.

She added that she had received information from official sources about the spread of the mutated strain “B 1.617” that was detected in India in 53 regions, and unofficial ones about its presence in seven regions, bringing the total number to sixty.

Updated figures for the World Health Organization (WHO) provided information on the four mutations classified as mutant strains of concern to the virus, which are those that were first reported in Britain (B1.1.7), South Africa (B1351), Brazil (B1) and India (B1.617).

When calculating the total number of regions that reported each variable, the World Health Organization collected official and unofficial information it had.

The mutated strain “B1.7”, discovered in Britain, was detected in 149 regions, and the mutated “B1” (Brazil) was detected in 59 regions. As for the strain that appeared in India, the organization decided to divide it into three strains, which are “B 1.617.1”, “B 1.617.2” and “B 1.617.3”.

The first injuries were detected in 41 regions, the second in 54 regions, and the third in six regions, namely Britain, Canada, Germany, India, Russia and the United States.

In total, infections with the three strains were recorded in 53 regions, according to official figures, and in seven other regions, according to unofficial information.

The updated information included six important mutated types of the virus that are being monitored, the first of which was detected for the first time in several countries, while two other infections were recorded in the United States and the other three were discovered in Brazil, the Philippines and France. “The development of the virus is expected and the more SARS-Cove-2 spreads, the greater the chances of it developing,” the report said.

This comes as the battle between the European Union and AstraZeneca moves to the court on Wednesday for a hearing before a Belgian court devoted to the charges against the laboratory of failing to deliver quantities of anti-Covid-19 vaccines within the specified time for the 27 countries.

“A comprehensive retreat but ..”

The report also indicated the continued decline in the number of infections and deaths from the epidemic worldwide, with the exception of some countries. At the global level, over the past week, the number of new injuries and deaths continued to decrease. The organization said that about 1.4 million new cases and 84,000 deaths were reported, representing a decline of 14 percent and 2 percent, respectively, from the figures recorded in the previous week.

The largest decrease in injuries and deaths was recorded in the last seven days in the European region of the World Health Organization, followed by Southeast Asia.

The number of infections in the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, Africa and the Western Pacific region is similar to that reported in the previous week.

“Despite a comprehensive decline in the past four weeks, the number of cases and deaths from Covid-19 is still high, and a significant increase has been observed in some countries around the world,” the report said.

The largest number of new infections in the past seven days was recorded in India (one million and 846 thousand and 55, down by 23 percent), Brazil (451 thousand and 424, an increase of 3 percent), Argentina (213 thousand and 46, an increase of 41 percent) and the United States (188 thousand and 410, a decrease of 20 percent) ) And Colombia (107,590 injuries, a decrease of seven percent).

The organization emphasized that “limiting the transmission of infection through established and proven methods of disease control (…) are critical aspects of the global strategy to reduce the occurrence of mutations that have negative effects on public health.”

More than 450 thousand deaths in Brazil

Among these countries is Brazil, where the number of deaths from the Coronavirus exceeded 450,000, according to the latest toll published by the Ministry of Health in this country, which epidemiologists warned of the possibility of a third wave of the virus spreading in it.

In total, 452 thousand and 31 deaths have been recorded in Corona since March since March 2020, including 2,173 people who died in the last 24 hours, according to official figures, which experts say are much less than the actual numbers.

This country of 212 million people ranks second in the number of deaths from the virus, after the United States. It has recorded 16 million confirmed infections, including more than 73,000, in one day.

On the other hand, lawyers for the European Union and AstraZeneca will start arguments on Wednesday morning devoted to the dispute between the two parties over the delay in the delivery of anti-Corona vaccines. The Court of First Instance, which will hear the case, said that another hearing would be held on Friday if necessary.

The European Commission announced on April 26 that it had taken legal measures to arbitrate the dispute between the English-Swedish laboratory, which currently provides one of the four vaccines against Covid.

“What matters to us in this case is to ensure the rapid delivery of a sufficient number of doses that European citizens are entitled to receive,” a commission spokesman said at the time.

France 24 / AFP



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