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Centre Releases List Of All COVID-19 Variants Detected in India So Far

The government said that Delta variant is particularly dominant in India since April 2021, comprising 63 per cent of the variants detected. Other variants of concern include Alpha, Beta, Gamma and AY sub-lineages.

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry addresses the press briefing on Omicron variant. (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday released the list of types of different COVID-19 variants that have so far detected in India. The list was released after two cases of Omicron variant were recently found in Karnataka. 

The government listed different types of variants detected in the country through Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genetics Consortium (INSACOG) with its detection percentage.

The government said that Delta variant is particularly dominant in India since April 2021, comprising 63 per cent of the variants detected. Other variants of concern include Alpha, Beta, Gamma and AY sub-lineages.

It was further reported that Kappa and B.1.617.3 are variants under investigation with 11 per cent detection.

Meanwhile, two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus have been reported in Karnataka on Thursday. Further, five contacts of one of the patients have also been found positive for COVID-19. Their samples have been sent for genome sequencing to confirm the strain.

ALSO READ: India Reports First Two Cases Of Omicron Variant, Both In Karnataka: Health Ministry

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