According to the results of the tests that ensured the discovery of new strains of corona in Palestine, the Ministry of Health sent new 27 samples to Arab American University laboratories in Ramallah as the Ministry suspected that those samples might be infected with the new strain. AAUP team done the needed tests and discovered that 24 out of 27 of the samples are infected with the new Indian strain “Delta sub-strain B.1.617.2” and “2 samples have the British strain B.1.1.7”, while one sample has the “South-African strain B.1.351”.
AAUP stated that the information related to the genetic factors of the virus is the main indicator to the spread of the virus in Palestine. And so, Arab American University emphasizes on the importance of the researches that observe the developments and genetic mutations of the virus.
In its research studies, AAUP continues to follow up the samples of the infected people who tested positive, and the development related to vaccination as well.