The first case of the delta plus variant of COVID-19 has came into light from Rajasthan, Jaipur, a 65-year-old woman has tested positive with the new strain. She had already recovered from COVID-19 in May and also has been vaccinated with both the doses of vaccine.
However, government officials have informed that the woman is healthy. With this, Rajasthan becomes the ninth state in the country at register with the new virus strain.
According to Bikaner’s PBM Hospital Superintendent Parmendra Sirohi he said, “The patient’s sample was sent to NIV on May 31 and after 25 days, the state government received the reports which were then sent to Bikaner district collector for further action.”
Bikaner CMHO mentioned that, “Special instructions have been issued for tracing in and around the residence of the woman. All those people who tested positive in that area in last one month will be tested again,” he added. He also said that, The woman has already recovered from the COVID infection earlier.
Rajasthan government has started taken this issue very seriously. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that there will be no negligence in services and the new guidelines will be issued so that the Delta plus variant does not spread across the state.
Delta plus variant was traced in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. The highest number of patients till now have been reported in Maharashtra with 21 cases.