According to a report, Delta plus, also known as ‘AY.1’ variant or B.1.617.2.1 has been detected in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.
Delta Plus Variant: The fight against the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus and Mucormycosis is underway, but there is one more variant that has instilled a fear among the citizens. According to some reports are saying that a Delta variant is continuously spreading. According to a report, Delta plus has been detected in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh. It is also known as ‘AY.1’ variant or B.1.617.2.1. It is considered the most dangerous variant of Covid-19.
Three states- Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh have reported some cases of Delta Plus variant.
21 cases have been reported of the Delta plus variant, of these, nine were from Jalgaon, seven from Mumbai and one each from Sindhudurg, Thane and Palgarh districts said State health minister Rajesh Tope said on Monday.
The Maharashtra government has taken a required decision with regard to genome sequencing. The government has already started the process of taking 100 samples from each district. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) is also helping in this process.
From May 15, out of 7,500 samples, 21 cases of delta plus have been found, he said.
Vaccination status and travel history of the patients are being in consideration, Tope added.
The samples collected from Palakkad and Pathanamth districts have detected Delta plus variant. The authorities have taken strict measures in these mentioned areas to stop its further spread, Kerala government officials told news agency
In Palakkad, two people have been found infected with the variant. On the other hand, one case has been reported in Pathanamthitta, according to reports.
In a four-year-old boy from Kadapra panchayat, the variant has been detected. It has been found in a genetic study of the boy’s samples conducted at CSIR-IGIB, said Pathanamthitta district collector Dr Narasimhugari T L Reddy.
A delta Plus variant was found in a 65-year-old woman from Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal. the patient recovered from Covid-19 and was quarantined. She was also vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine. On May 23 her samples were collected from the National Central for Disease Control (NCDC). On June 16 she stated that she tested positive for the variant.
However, state medical education minister Vishwas Sarang rebuffed all claims saying that a woman tested positive for a different variant and refused to give details.