Posted on 13 August 2021
Three deaths have been reported in Maharashtra from the Delta Plus Covid strain, including one in Mumbai, at a time when the state is attempting to relax severe restrictions that have been in place for months. The first Delta Plus death in Mumbai was reportedly a 63-year-old woman who died on July 27. In Raigad, a 69-year-old man died as a result of the strain. Last month, an 80-year-old woman from Ratnagiri passed away. According to officials, the Mumbai woman who tested positive on July 21 had a number of comorbidities, including diabetes. She was completely vaccinated and one of seven patients in the city whose tests for the Delta Plus mutation came back positive. The results of the woman's samples' genomic sequencing arrived on Wednesday. After obtaining the data from the state health department, Mumbai's civic body, BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation), began contacting the seven patients. Two of her close friends tested positive for the Delta Plus as well. She had no prior travel history. According to officials, the woman was put on oxygen and given steroids and Remdesivir. According to the Maharashtra government, 13 more samples have tested positive for the Delta Plus type, in addition to the seven from Mumbai. Pune has three cases, Nanded, Gondia, Raigad, and Palghar each have two, and Chandrapur and Akola each have one. The Delta Plus has been found in 86 cases across the country, according to the federal government, but there has been no "exponential surge" so far. Sujit Singh, the chief of the National Centre for Disease Control, told reporters at a Union Health Ministry briefing that Maharashtra had the most cases, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Three deaths have been reported in Maharashtra from the Delta Plus Covid strain.
The Delta Plus has been found in 86 cases across the country, according to the government.
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