Indian Variant Detected in Spain’s Valencia

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Indian Variant Detected in Spain’s Valencia.

SADLY, a confirmed case of the Indian variant has been detected in Spain’s Valencia.

The Health Department has detected and confirmed in Valencia’s Elche the first case of the Indian variant in the region. The Indian variant has now been renamed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The variant is now called – Delta.

According to Europa Press, sources from the health department headed by Ana Barceló were able to confirm that the person had recently visited Madrid.

It is believed that this patient is currently an isolated case. The Health Department is carefully monitoring the situation to ensure that the potentially deadly coronavirus Delta variant is not spread. The affected individual is said to be doing well.

This is the first case of the Delta variant detected in Spain’s Valencia region. Unfortunately, the variant has been detected elsewhere in Spain already.

An investigation was carried out in April when a person was admitted to the General Hospital of Valencia with Covid, but it was later confirmed by sequencing that the patient was carrying the English variant of the potentially deadly virus, rather than the Indian one.

Spain is progressing well with its vaccination programme and this seems to be having a positive effect on the ongoing pandemic.

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