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A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a beta coronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. — Picture via REUTERS

Covid-19: 1,047 new cases of Delta variant detected Oct 29—Nov 4

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 — A total of 1,047 new variant of concern (VOC) cases, namely, the Delta, has been detected from October 29 until yesterday.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brought the cumulative number of cases including SARS-CoV-2, categorised as VOC and variant of interest (VOI), to 3,692.

“Of the total number of cases detected, 3,672 are of the VOC and 20, the VOI,” he said in statement, here, yesterday.

“Of the VOC cases up to now, 3,432 are of the Delta variant; 226, the Beta variant and 14, the Alpha variant.

“Meanwhile, out of the VOI cases, 13 are of the Theta variant; four, the Kappa variant and three, the Eta variant,” he added.

Dr Noor Hisham said these cases were detected through a continuous study conducted by the Institute of Health and Community Medicine (IHCM-UNIMAS), UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI-UKM), Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute (iPROMISE-UiTM) and Malaysia Genome Institute (MGI).

— Bernama


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