A new report suggests that the COVID-19 Lambda variant; is deadlier than the Delta variant. It is reported that the new variant was first detected in Peru; and has now spread in approximately 30 countries. The world is dealing with new variants of the virus every now and then. Until now, the WHO had mentioned that the Delta variant is a “variant of high concern”. But now, Malaysian experts suggest that there is another variant; deadlier than the Delta one.
COVID-19 Lambda Variant Deadlier than the Delta Variant
Originated in Peru, the Lambda variant is now detected in almost 30 countries. It is reported that this variant; is far deadlier than the existing Delta variant. The Delta variant, which was first detected in India; was the center of concern. But now, it seems that the focus has shifted to a new emerging variant. According to Malaysian health experts; this new variant is deadlier than the Delta variant. 30 countries have reported cases of the new variant; in the past four weeks.
New Variant Detected in 30 Countries So far
As mentioned earlier, the Lamba variant; is expected to originate from Peru. Peru has the highest mortality rate from COVID-19; in the entire world. Malaysian health authorities have said that; this variant is deadlier than the Lambda variant. This new strain is detected in the UK as well; the country that is about to fully open its economy. Moreover, the new variant accounts for 82 percent of the new COVID-19 cases in Peru. 31 percent of the new COVID-19 cases in Chile also accounts for Peru’s Covid variant.
What do Global Authorities Think About the Lambda Variant?
The WHO has considered the Lamba variant as a “variant of interest”. However, this variant is elevating its presence in South America. Meanwhile, the Public Health England (PHE); has added the variant to its investigation list. The UK has witnessed six cases of this variant so far. According to UK health experts, there is no evidence; that this variant is deadlier than the Delta variant. But, the PHE is carrying out several tests; to understand this variant better.