The central government said on Friday that till now the Delta Plus variant 51 cases have been reported in 12 states. Seeing the increasing danger, the Center has also written a letter to 8 states. In this letter, the Center has asked the delta plus variant states to take adequate steps to prevent infection.
National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Director Sujit Singh said that nine cases of Delta Plus have been reported in Tamil Nadu, seven in Madhya Pradesh, three in Kerala, two each in Punjab and Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Jammu. One case each has been reported in Kashmir, Haryana and Karnataka. Singh said in the health ministry’s media briefing, ‘The cases of this mutation (delta plus) are very limited. In India, there are very limited cases (of Delta Plus). There are around 50 cases which have been reported in 12 districts and this happened in the last three months. It cannot be said that there is a trend of growth in any district or state….
He said that it is not clear at this time whether the delta plus variant spread is more severe or can lead to more severe disease. If there is scientific evidence, we will definitely be informed about it. He said that of the samples sequenced in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana and West Bengal, more than 50 per cent have a delta pattern.
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On the other hand, in view of the increasing cases of Delta Plus, the central government has come into alert mode. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written a letter to 8 states and union territories asking them to take adequate steps regarding the Delta Plus variant. The Health Secretary asked the states to curb overcrowding, get a large number of tests done and increase the scope of the vaccination program in such districts where cases of this new variant have been reported to prevent infection. This letter has been written on behalf of the Center to Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat and Haryana.
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Singh said that 90 percent of the cases of Kovid-19 in India are of B.1.617.2 (Delta) form. Worrying COVID cases have been found in 174 districts of 35 States/UTs. Most of these cases have been found in Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Telangana, West Bengal and Gujarat. He said that Kovid-19 Kovidshield and Covaccine are effective against alpha, beta, gamma and delta forms of SARS-CoV-2.
The government said that the second wave of Kovid in India is not over yet, still in 75 districts corona virus The infection rate is more than 10 percent and between 5-10 percent in 92 districts. Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) while talking about the Delta Plus form said that it is now present in 12 countries. He said that 48 cases have been reported in 10 Delta Plus states in India and they are very local.
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan (file photo)