The first case of the Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus disease was detected in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district on Friday. A 65-year -old woman was infected with Covid-19, she was asymptomatic and recovered completely without any institutional treatment also she has been administered both doses of the Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine.
The sample of the patient was collected on May 31 and was sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune as the institute had asked the Sardar Patel Medical College (SPMC), Bikaner to send 10 random samples of Covid-19 patients for genome sequencing.
One of the random samples sent has been reported as Delta Plus variant from Bangla Nagar area. The woman, along with her three family members, was diagnosed with Covid-19. Her sample came positive for the new virus variant – Delta Plus. The report was received from Pune.
The health officials have started scanning the neighbourhood and nearby areas. The CM Ashok Gehlot on Friday has also expressed concern over the Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 in many countries and states of India. The state cabinet decided that relaxation in restrictions for business and other activities should be given keeping in mind all the apprehensions of the third wave.
The new variant of Covid-19 is said to be very deadly and rapidly spreading, any kind of negligence can create a big challenge.
The Delta variant of the Covid-19 has emerged as a ‘variant of concern’ and another mutation of Delta, the Delta Plus, has been found in India. The first case of Delta Plus was detected in a sample collected in Maharashtra in April.
Rajasthan’s Covid-19 rose to 9,51,826 on Friday. A total of 9,41,048 patients have recovered from the disease so far and there are 1,873 active cases of the infection in the state
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said people who are fully vaccinated will have to continue wearing masks, follow social distancing and other safety measures to contain the spread of the more deadly and contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is spreading rapidly across the globe.