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Delta Plus Variant: Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and other regions report increasing cases

The Delta plus variant is resistant to the new monoclonal antibody treatment and thus health officials are quite serious about the third wave. Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and other regions report surging cases. The nation currently has 41 cases


One of the vulnerable variants of Coronavirus, the Delta plus variant is the new mutant version of the Delta strain. The variant has been found in three to four states in India and health officials believe that it is potential enough to trigger the third wave in the nation. States such as Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh reported having this new variant.

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According to the latest reports, as of by Tuesday i.e June 23, there are over 40 to 41 cases of the new Delta plus variant among different states. This variant is hailed as the ‘variant of concern’ ahead of the expected third wave. Experts from the research department have already warned about this variant, because Delta Plus may trigger the third wave months ahead than it was expected to hit states. According to ANI, “India reports 40 cases of Delta Plus variant of the novel coronavirus, most of the cases are from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is still a variant of interest: Government sources.”

According to media reports, Maharashtra reported around 21 cases as of June 22. Among these cases, apparently, 9 are reportedly from Ratnagiri, 7 in Jalgaon, 2 in Thane, and 1 case each in Mumbai, Palghar, and Sindhudurg districts. Kerala’s Palakkad and Pathanamthitta reported having three cases of Delta plus variant. Karnataka Health Minister, K Sudhakar recently shared the information on Twitter that the state reported two cases of the Delta Plus. The first case of the Delta Plus variant was reportedly from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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