More Delta Plus cases found in MP, 2 die

Bhopal: At least seven cases of the new Delta Plus variant of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Madhya Pradesh, two of the patients have died.

Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday reported its first Covid-19 death linked to the Delta Plus variant of SARS-CoV-2.

Madhya Pradesh, which has reported deaths of two patients whose samples tested positive for Delta Plus variant, has found Covid-19 variants in 380 of the 2,025 random samples it sent to the National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) for genome sequencing since November 2020.

Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said, “The government is monitoring the situation. Contact tracing has been done for those patients who were found positive for the Delta Plus variant and the reports of their contacts are negative.”

 

NT Bureau