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21 cases of COVID-19 ‘Delta plus’ variant found in Maharashtra

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The second wave of Corona (Covid-19 Second Wave) wreaked havoc on the country and thousands of people lost their lives.

Not only this, the Delta variant of Corona has become a problem not only for India but for many countries of the world.

Now another new variant has been born from this which has been named as Delta Plus Variant. Cases of this new variant have already started coming from many states of India.

In Maharashtra, the most affected state of Corona, 21 cases of Delta Plus variant have been reported.

Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Monday that 9 of these cases are from Ratnagiri, 7 Jalgaon, 2 Mumbai, besides 1-1 from Sindhudurg, Thane and Palgarh districts.

The Health Minister said that the state government has now decided to do genome sequencing and has started the process of taking 100 samples from each district.

He said that since May 15, 7,500 samples have been taken in which there are about 21 cases of Delta Plus.

On the other hand, the Delta Plus variant has also knocked in the southern state of Kerala.

At least three cases of the delta-plus variant have been reported from the samples collected from two districts – Palakkad and Pathanamthitta.

Pathanamthitta District Magistrate Dr. Narasimhugari TL Reddy said that a four-year-old child from Kadapara panchayat in the district was found infected with the new delta-plus variant of the virus.

News Source: HindustanTimes

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