India reports 20 Delta+ Covid variant cases
The number of samples tested positive for the new Delta-plus variant reached nearly 20 in India. Maharashtra accounts for at least eight of these cases.
The highly infectious Delta variant (B.1.617.2) is further mutated to form the Delta-plus or “AY.1” variant.
"We found 15-20 cases of Delta Plus from Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, etc. So far, Delta continues to be the predominant and powerful variant, but watch closely. Must be done," Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Sujeet Singh said.