Bhubaneswar: First case of Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Odisha, informed Dr SK Singh, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Director, today.
The case is among the 48 Delta Plus variants detected in the country, till date. Health Department sources said the case belongs to Deogarh district.
CBK Mohanty, DMET, Odisha said the local administration will carry out contact tracing and check travel history of the person.
Recently, Government of India had elevated the variant’s tag from ‘Variant of Interest’ to ‘Variant of Concern’. The strain is seemingly more contagious that sprang from the original Delta variant (first detected in India), as tends to happen with many viruses.
— ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2021