- 384 of the cases were of the Delta variant and eight were of the Beta variant.
- Lamba and Mu are now classified as Variants Of Interest (VOI).
- Theta, Kappa, and Eta were added to the (Variants Under Monitoring) VUM by the World Health Organization on September 30. All three were formerly classified as VOI.
392 Cases Of Covid Variants Of Concern Detected In Last 2 Weeks
According to Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, 392 positive COVID-19 cases involving variants of concern (VOC) were detected throughout the country from September 25 to yesterday.
He stated that 384 of the cases were of the Delta variant and eight were of the Beta variant.
Dr Noor Hisham said the study on the ‘Spike Protein COVID-19’ mutation in Malaysia was conducted by six collaborations, namely UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI-UKM), Universiti Malaya (UM) Medical Faculty, Universiti Teknologi Mara Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute (iPROMISE), UM Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC-UM), Malaysia Genome Institute (MGI) and Institute for Medical Research (IMR).
According to Dr Hisham, the new development brought the total number of VOC and Variants Under Monitoring (VUM) cases to 2,252.
Dr. Noor Hisham stated that out of the 2,252 cases found, 2,232 were VOCs and 20 were Variants Of Interest (VOI).
source - malay mail
“Overall, there are 1,996 Delta variant cases, 222 Beta variant cases and 14 Alpha variant cases in the VOC category,” he said.
Theta, Kappa, and Eta were added to the VUM by the World Health Organization on September 30. All three were formerly classified as VOI.
Only Lamba and Mu are now classified as VOI.