The country is still recovering from the second wave of corona virus infection from the Delta variant that the Delta Plus variant has raised concerns again. Although very few cases of DeltaPlus variant have been reported across the country so far, the Health Ministry is on alert. Many states including Maharashtra have been advised to remain alert. A government source said that 40 cases of the delta plus variant of the corona virus have been reported in India. Most of the cases are from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This is still the variant of interest.
Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said that 2 new cases of delta plus variant of corona virus have been reported in the state so far. Of these, one has been found in Mysore and one in Bangalore. The information has also been given to the Union Health Ministry.
The source said that 40 cases of delta plus covid variant have been detected in India. Of these, 21 cases have been found in Maharashtra, six in Madhya Pradesh, three each in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, two in Karnataka and one each in Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu.
The ‘Delta Plus’ is an evolved version of the Delta variant. The Delta variant was first found in India only. During the second wave of corona in the country, most of the people who got caught by the virus fell victim to this variant. Now scientists have claimed that the Delta variant itself has evolved to become Delta Plus.
White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that Delta, the highly contagious form of the coronavirus, could complicate America’s efforts to wipe out the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci said that in more than 20 percent of the new cases of Kovid-19 coming to the US, the cause of infection is delta nature. Till two weeks ago, this pattern was found in ten percent of the new cases. At the same time, in the UK, the Delta variant has become completely dominant and has spread more than the Alpha variant that was first revealed here. The reason for more than 90 percent of the new cases here is the delta form. This has added to the difficulties of the government.