There are several new strains of coronavirus traced across the globe and they are spreading on a fast note. When the health experts are conducting analysis about the Delta and the Delta plus, a new variant Lambda made it to the news and it is now spread across 30 countries of the globe. The initial reports say that Lambda variant is more dangerous than the Delta virus as per the reports from the UK Health Ministry. The Lambda variant first originated in Peru which had the highest mortality rate in the world. The variant could spread on a faster note and is now traced in 30 countries.
There are six cases of Lambda variant detected in the United Kingdom till date. The researchers are worried that Lambda variant is more infectious than the Delta variant. 82 percent of the coronavirus cases reported in May, June in Peru are due to Lambda variant. The reports also said that the new variant is highly transmissible and it neutralizes the antibodies. Eight countries of Latin America and the Caribbean traced Lambda variant. The variant is badly spread in Chile and 31 percent of the samples detected Lambda variant in the past two months.
Lambda variant is yet to be found in the Indian population for now. It is recently detected in the United Kingdom and some of the European countries. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), the Lambda variant has seven significant mutations in the spike protein. The behaviour of Lambda variant is not completely understood for now.
By Siva Kumar