COVID-19: Variant Delta grows again and Lima is the main infectious focus with 850 cases

COVID-19: Variant Delta grows again and Lima is the main infectious focus with 850 cases

The National Institute of Health (INS) updated the figures of the in Peru and confirmed a total of 2,409 cases nationwide, with Lima being the one with the largest focus of infections. Genomic surveillance indicates that this variant grew back with a 96.72% predominance in the registered cases.

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According to the institution, the variants Lambda and Mu reported no cases in Epidemiological Week N ° 43 (until November 5). In parallel, the variant Gamma grew slightly.

However, the results of the genomic sequencing carried out in the last week – in which 61 samples were analyzed – indicate that the Delta variant is the predominant one in the country with 96.72% of cases (59); followed by Gamma, with 3.28% (2).

Variante Delta grows again and Lima is the main infectious focus with 850 cases. (INS)

LIME

noted that the majority of total Delta cases are still in lime, with 850 infections detected, ahead of Junin (134) that displaced Ica from second place.

Behind these regions are Lambayeque (127), Cajamarca (118), Callao (116), Piura (110) and Tacna (92). The Loreto region is the one with the lowest number of cases, with only 5 records.

The INS noted that the majority of total Delta cases are still in Lima, with 850 infections detected.  (INS)
The INS noted that the majority of total Delta cases are still in Lima, with 850 infections detected. (INS)

Amazonas maintains its first 6 cases of Variante Delta for two weeks; This COVID-19 mutation is classified as a concern along with Alpha and Gamma, which together add up to a total of 4,247 confirmed cases in Peru.

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