Delta Plus Key things to know about new coronavirus variant

Delta Plus Key things to know about new coronavirus variant

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The latest Delta plus variant of COVID-19 has been detected in 12 states in India with more than 51 cases detected from over 45,000 samples sequenced so far in the country. This variant was first seen in Europe in March this year. It was, however, brought into the public domain only in June. Eleven countries have reported this variant so far.

As for how widespread Delta plus is, enough samples have not been genome-sequenced to know. Only about 200 sequences were detected across the globe and just around 30 in India. Maharashtra is seeking complete information about the people detected with the Delta plus variant, including their travel history, whether they were vaccinated or not, and if they were reinfected. Research is going on across the world to better understand this new variant.

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