The province’s health secretary, Qasim Soomro revealed that Sindh has reported six cases of new ‘Delta wild’ variant.
Health experts have discovered a new mutation of coronavirus’ Delta variant, known as Delta wild or Delta Plus in Sindh.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the delta covid variant is the most transmissible of all the variants identified so far.
On June 25, the World Health Organization’s Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove in a press conference said that the delta variant is a dangerous virus.
“It is more transmissible than the Alpha variant, which was extremely transmissible across Europe, across any country that it entered. The Delta variant is even more transmissible,” Dr Maria Van stated.
The delta variant has certain significant mutations in the spike protein of the virus, the pointy elements that give it the shape of a crown (which is why it’s called the coronavirus). These spikes are like hooks that have to find the receptors in a human cell to link with. As per the Studies, these spikes hook onto receptors called ACE-2. Once these spike proteins unlock the cells, the infection spreads by replicating the genetic code of the virus.
Some key mutations in the delta variants are E484Q, L452R, and P614R make it easier for the spikes in the virus to attach to ACE-2 receptors.
The spike protein mutations make the delta variant the “fastest and fittest” variant, according to the WHO. The disease caused by this variant might also exhibit different symptoms than other viral mutations. Those infected with delta variant develop symptoms such as headaches, sore throat, and a runny nose, instead of cough and loss of taste or smell like the most common symptoms.