New Delhi: India is fighting the second wave of the corona virus epidemic. On the other hand, Delta is also struggling to control the growing spread of the variant, which is further morphing into the Delta Plus virus. According to a report in Hindustan, Delta Plus, also known as ‘AY.1’ version or B.1.617.2.1, is considered to be the most dangerous variant of COVID-19. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Monday that 21 cases of Delta Plus variant have been reported in the state. Of these, nine were from Jalgaon, seven from Mumbai and one each from Sindhudurg, Thane and Palgarh districts.
Rajesh Tope said that the Maharashtra government has taken a decision regarding genome sequencing and has started the process of taking 100 samples from each district, which includes the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB). is. “Since May 15, 7,500 samples have been taken in which about 21 cases of Delta Plus have been found,” he said.
Kerala government officials told news agency PTI on Monday that the presence of the delta plus variant has been found in samples collected from Palakkad and Pathanamath districts. Officials said that the authorities have taken strict measures in these areas to prevent its further spread. Two people have been found infected with the variant in Palakkad while one case has been reported in Pathanamthitta.
Pathanamthitta District Collector Dr Narasimhugari TL Reddy said on Monday that the patient is a four-year-old child of Kadapara Panchayat. This variant was detected in a genetic study of boy samples conducted at CSIR-IGIB.
The first case of the Delta Plus variant in India was reported in a 65-year-old woman from Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, who was home-quarantined due to COVID-19. He was also given two doses of the vaccine. His samples were taken on May 23 and a National Central for Disease Control (NCDC) report on June 16 said that he had tested positive for the variant.
However, state medical education minister Vishwas Sarang told news agency PTI on June 17 that a woman tested positive for a ‘different type’ and declined to give details.
According to Hindustan reports, four people were found infected with the Delta Plus variant in Shivpuri district. All four patients succumbed to this new variant. However, he was also vaccinated against Kovid-19.