Thursday, 28 October 2021

Delta Plus virus toll rises to five in Maharashtra

Delta Plus virus toll to rises to five in Maharashtra

The health department of Maharashtra said five people have died from the new Delta Plus variant of coronavirus, and several 66 cases have been detected in the state so far. On Friday, the department said that a revision in the state's Covid-19 infection tally was tally after a new case of Delta Plus variant was founding from Thane district a day earlier.

Five deaths from the Delta Plus variant were recording in the state as the Delta Plus virus toll rose in the state, Two are from the Ratnagiri district, while one each has been founding in Mumbai, Beed, and Raigad. The PTI news agency reported seven of the 66 patients down with the Delta Plus variant of the virus; seven were aging under 18.

Ratnagiri was the first to cave into the Delta Plus variant, followed by a 63-year-old woman wholly vaccinated from the Mumbai district as the Delta Plus virus toll rose up.

Although the Mumbai woman took both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, she tested positive for the coronavirus. A resident of the suburban Ghatkopar area died on July 27 in the ICU of a hospital. In her case, on August 11, authorities detected the Delta Plus variant.

Delta Plus virus toll to rises to five in Maharashtrapixabay image

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As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), at least two close contacts of the victim founding infected with the same delta variants.

The Delta Plus patient in Maharashtra, the maximum patient, belongs to the Jalgaon (13) district in the northern part of the state, followed by Ratnagiri (12) and Mumbai (11).

The Delta Plus variant, considered highly infectious, was detected during the genomic sequencing, a critical component of lab surveys for coronavirus cases that the state government regularly conducts as part of its pandemic control measure.

Under the sentinel survey as part of Covid-19 genomic sequencing, each 'sentinel centre' in the state selected for the study sends 15 laboratory samples each fortnight to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) and the National Institute of Cell Science in Pune. Five laboratories and hospitals across Maharashtra have been selecting to conduct the sentinel survey for genomic sequencing.

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