70 cases of Delta Plus variant Covid-19 found in genome sequencing in India

TRIBUNNEWS.COM – 70 cases of the Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus were found during genome sequencing by India’s INSACOG, Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday (07/30/2021). India today Report.

INSACOG is an association of 28 laboratories involved in sequencing the genome of coronavirus variants in India.

In a written statement in the Lok Sabha (People’s Council), Jitendra Singh said that 58,240 SARS-CoV2 samples have so far been sequenced in India and 46,124 of them have been analyzed.

The majority of this sample, which comprises 17,169 samples, is the delta variant.

The delta variant of Covid-19 dominates the country’s second deadly wave.

From March to May, thousands died and millions more became infected.

This variant of the coronavirus was first detected in India.

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Illustration of the delta variant Covid-19 (shutterstock)

There were 4,172 cases of the alpha variant, followed by 217 beta and only one gamma.

“A total of 70 Delta Plus strains had been identified as of July 23, 2021,” said Singh.

In Maharashtra, 23 cases of the Delta Plus variant were found, followed by 11 cases in Madhya Pradesh, 10 in Tamil Nadu, 4 in Chandigarh, three each in Kerala and Karnataka, two each in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and one each in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu, Rajasthan, Odisha and Himachal Pradesh.