Odisha reports 1st Delta Plus case, All you need to know about new Delta Plus Variant

  • | Friday | 25th June, 2021

Odisha`s first case of delta plus variant was reported in the Deogarh district on Friday.

Just when the second wave of Covid-19 started showing signs of slowdown the Delta Plus variant of the virus has created fear and panic across the country.

Odisha`s first case of delta plus variant was reported in the Deogarh district on Friday.

A day earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had cautioned the people not to relax the safety measures from Covid-19.

State Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) head Professor CB K Mohanty said that the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has informed the Odisha government about the delta plus case of Covid-19 in Deogarh district.

India currently has 48 cases of the `Delta Plus`variant spread across 11 states. Maharashtra has the highest 20 cases, nine cases were recorded in Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh while three cases were received from Kerala. Punjab and Gujarat have two cases each, on the other hand, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Jammu have one each.

The first death from Delta Plus Version was reported yesterday in Madhya Pradesh`s Ujjain.

The central government has termed it `Variant of Concern` and warned different state government about its danger.

Origin of the Variant

The Delta Plus has mutated from the same Delta variant that was found in India in October 2020 and it gradually spread to 80 countries around the world. It is named as B.1.617.2.1 in technical terms.

The Delta Plus variant was found in Europe in March this year, which later spread to other countries.

Delta Plus variant has been detected in nine more countries apart from India, that are US, UK, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Nepal, Poland, China and Russia.

Are Indian vaccines effective against it?

The Health Ministry has clarified that both Indian vaccines Covishield and Covaxin are effective against delta variants.

Symptoms of Delta Plus Variant?

Symptoms of the Delta plus variant are not yet known, but Stomach pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, loss of hearing and Joint pain are symptoms of Delta variant

The delta plus variant of the coronavirus is much more infectious and dangerous than other variants as it is transmitted much faster.

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