NEW SARS-COV-2 VARIANTS ON THE CURRENT PANDEMIC SITUATION IN INDIA.
Keywords:Coronavirus, Immunization, Variants, Vaccines
Coronavirus ‘SARS-CoV-2' infection is the primary cause of the global pandemic of novel coronavirus disease. It affects people of all ethnicities, races, and communities. Corona viruses are enveloped RNA viruses with spike-like projections on their tops and a diameter of 60 to 140 nm. With 3,52,991 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, the highest so far, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 1,73,13,163 while active cases have crossed the 28-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll increased to 1,95,123 with a record 2,812 new fatalities. Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 28,13,658 comprising 16.25 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 82.62 percent. To conclude, governments should enact or strengthen sick leave entitlements to prevent unnecessary pressure to work while sick, incentivize industries to provide better working conditions, financially support temporary business closures when appropriate, and provide housing for those living in cramped or shared housing. Such interventions may help to reduce group transmission significantly. The local COVID-19 rates and risk factors will determine which of these steps should be implemented.