The Delta variant, which wreaked havoc in the second wave of the Corona epidemic, has now changed. It is being called the Delta Plus variant. Delta Plus has spread in three states of the country, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala. So far, a total of 22 cases of the Delta Plus variant have been reported in the country. No infection has been recorded so far in Delhi or North Indian areas.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a press conference on Tuesday that so far 22 cases have been confirmed in the country during genome sequencing. Of these, 16 cases are in the Ratnagiri and Jalgaon districts of Maharashtra. While the rest of the cases have been found in Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.
Bhushan said that guidelines have been issued to the states in this regard. So that this infection does not take a big form. He said that genome sequencing of the virus is being done through a consortium of laboratories in the country. 28 laboratories have been included in this and since November 45,000 genome sequencing has been done.
The Health Secretary said that the government will soon release a report in the next few days on the effect of vaccines on Delta Plus. But broadly it has been seen that both the vaccines being used in India are effective on Covishield and Covaccine Delta variants.