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Monday, July 19, 2021
67 New Cases of the “Indian” Strain of COVID Discovered by AAUP and the Ministry of Health

According to the studies of the samples done by AAUP laboratories under collaboration with the Ministry of Health that ensured the discovery of the delta strains of corona in Palestine, the Ministry of Health sent new samples to Arab American University laboratories in Ramallah. AAUP team done the needed tests and discovered that there are new 67 cases infected with the Indian strain “Delta sub-strain B.1.617.2” and “3 samples have the British Alpha strain B.1.1.7”

Due to the biological importance of the new samples, AAUP laboratories will follow up the strains in order to try to discover some of the sub strains that were also discovered globally.

Thursday, July 8, 2021
AAUP Laboratories and under Collaboration with the Ministry of Health Discover New Cases of the COVID Strain in Palestine

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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Out of its interest to discover new strains of corona in Palestine, the Ministry of Health sent 18 samples to Arab American University laboratories in Ramallah as the Ministry suspected that those samples might be infected with the new strain of the Indian “Double Mutant” of corona. AAUP team done the needed tests and discovered that the samples are infected with the new Indian strain (17 samples have a Delta sub-strain B.1.617.2 and 1 sample has a Kappa sub-strain B.1.617.1).

This means that the Indian strain does exist in Palestine and it is quick to spread and easy to move from one person to another. We kindly ask all citizens to follow the Ministry of Health’s instructions and precaution procedures.

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