A New COVID Delta variant which was initially found in the United Kingdom now has been detected in the United States. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirmed that the new variant of coronavirus AY.4.2 was found in the United States.
The New COVID variant AY.4.2 is a sub-lineage of the highly contagious delta variant, which recently spread across the United States and severely increased infections and deaths in South America.
A UK health expert says that the new strain is 10 to 15 times more transferrable than Delta Variant. According to UK Health Security Agency, the increasing number of cases in the UK, approximately 6 percent are AY4.2 infections.
CDC genomic sequencing team said that coronavirus cases found with the new sub-lineage strains are only 1 percent and 99 percent confirmed cases which are increasing in the United States from Delta Variant infection.
CDC further added that the first case of AY.4.2 was found in Israel on Tuesday. Scientists still have to study in thorough about this variant. AY.4.2 has gathered global kindness from the transferrable disease community because of its two variations positioned on the viral spike protein.
Although the AY.4.2 coronavirus variant has not been labeled as “variant of concern” or “under investigation” in the United Kingdom.
The health expert also believes that there is no strong data that could designate the AY.4.2 would become the leading variant in coming the coming months.