Delta variant detected in Namibia - MoHSS

Delta variant detected in Namibia - MoHSS

Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed today that the Delta variant has been detected in Namibia.
The ministry has tasked UNAM to conduct genome sequencing activities to determine the type of COVID-19 variants circulating in Namibia.
The university in collaboration with Research Centre Borstel and the Robert Koch Institute of Germany detected Delta SARS-CoV-2 VOC B. 1.617.2 in 17 out of 18 samples analysed.
The Delta Variant has been detected in 98 countries. Studies suggest Delta may be significantly more transmissible than other variants.
The ministry said more genomic sequencing will be carried out in the coming weeks to determine the extent to which the variant may be present in the country.