New Delhi (EMS). The Omicron variant, which increases the speed of corona infection worldwide, is proving to be stronger than Delta in many countries.
The speed of Omicron infection can be gauged from the fact that within just one month it has spread to 108 countries of the world. Not only this, till now 1.51 lakh cases of this variant have been reported. The first case of Omicron was reported in South Africa on 24 November. Let us know in which countries Omicron is proving to be more deadly than Delta. Till 5 April in the UK, only 0.10% of cases were coming due to Delta, which increased to 74% by the end of May. Till June, the delta variant was the reason behind more than 90% of the cases. At the same time, due to Omicron, corona infection has broken records in Britain within a month. On 22 December, more than 1 lakh new cases were reported in Britain, which was the highest in a single day so far.
The delta variant was the reason behind 0.31% of the total corona cases coming in the US till April 19. By the end of June, this figure increased to 50%. A month later, by the end of July, Delta was responsible for more than 90% of cases.
At the same time, since Omicron knocked, the rate of infection in America has increased drastically. As of December 22, every fourth case in the US is coming from Omicron. Cases of the delta variant started coming to the fore in India in late December 2020. In the first one month where only 0.73% of the total cases were of the delta variant. At the same time, within just 22 days in India, Omicron has spread to 17 states. Omicron’s first case was reported on 2 December. So far 358 cases of this variant have been reported in the country. When the delta variant was introduced in Germany, it was responsible for 0.69% of cases.
Meaning, during that time the cases of delta variant were very less. At the same time, only a few days after the arrival of Omicron, the Omicron variant was responsible for 9% of the total cases. A total of 18 mutations occurred in the spike protein of this variant. The virus enters the body only through the spike protein. Whereas only 2 mutations occurred in the delta variant. The receptor binding domain is the part of the virus that first comes into contact with a cell in the human body. Its R value was 6-7. This means that a person infected with the delta variant can spread the virus to 6-7 people. The Kovidshield vaccine was very effective. The efficacy of the vaccine was 63 per cent.