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21 cases of the Delta Plus Covid variant reported in Maharashtra

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Maharashtra state Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said that Twenty-one cases of the Delta Plus Covid variant, the mutant version of the Delta variant that unleashed the devastating second wave of the pandemic, have been found in Maharashtra till now.

“On Delta plus variant I want to say, Maharashtra took a decision on genome sequencing and 100 samples were collected from every district…since May 15, we have collected over 7,500 samples and we have found 21 cases,” he said.

According to the minister, 9 cases of the new variant have been found in Ratnagiri, 7 in Jalgaon, 2 in Mumbai, one in Palghar and one each in Sindhudurg and Thane.

He said the authorities are trying to collect data and details linked to those found infected with the mutant version of the Delta variant, which was first detected in India but soon became the dominant variant in several places across the world.

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