COVID mutants

UK strain behind current COVID-19 surge in Delhi, says NCDC chief

The UK variant is also dominant in Punjab and was found in 551 samples in the state. In Delhi, there are primarily two types of variants -- B.1.617 and the UK strain -- found in the genome sequenced samples, the NCDC director said.

Apr 23, 2021, 23:44 PM IST

Why COVID-19 is spreading at alarming rate in India? Here's what experts say

While there are no clear answers to it, top scientists believe that the complex interplay of mutant strains, religious gatherings, massive election campaign rallies in four states where polls are underway and other public events and the lowering of the guard, is primarily to blame.

Apr 13, 2021, 16:59 PM IST