Posted on Sep 4, 2021 at 7:40am
Paiquerê . writing
On Friday (3) the Minister of State for Health confirmed 11 new cases of the delta variant and two cases of underlining – (one from AY.4 and one from AY.15). There were also two new deaths from the Delta strain. The data in the Sars-CoV-2 Strains Distribution Report were passed by genetic sequencing, by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).
Variable deltas and sublines were recorded in Araucaria, Curitiba, Benhas, Teixeira Soares, Guarapuava, Ampère, Cascavel, Santa Teresa de Oeste, Londrina and Oro Verde de Oeste. The deaths refer to a 70-year-old woman, a resident of Curitiba, and a 57-year-old man from Cascavel.
To date, 857 Parana samples have already been sequenced by Fiocruz and 460 are awaiting results. Most samples correspond to the P.1 variant (464 cases). The delta variant currently has 138 confirmed cases and 28 deaths, including cases of the strain itself and its sublines.
Once the report is sent by Vuecruz, the Ministry of Health contacts the regional health, which in turn informs the municipalities of residence (or notification) of the confirmed cases to start an epidemiological investigation. This process includes data from the onset of symptoms, the examination, whether there has been hospitalization, and whether the condition is considered curative or fatal.
Variable sublines are phenomena that are part of normal viral evolution and are associated with the rate of disease replication. The more the virus multiplies, the faster the evolutionary processes. Sars-CoV-2 virus undergoes expected mutations during the evolutionary process of any RNA virus. When this happens, it is described as a new type of virus.
When mutations cause relevant clinical and epidemiological changes, such as greater severity and greater likelihood of infection, this variant is classified as a VOC (variable of concern or variant of attention). VOCs are a concern due to mutations that can lead to increased transmissibility and exacerbate the epidemiological situation. The subspecies of the delta variant, as well as the strain itself, are VOCs.
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