Mumbai Records First Death From Delta Plus Variant As 63-yr-Old Fully Vaccinated Woman Succumbs

Mumbai Records First Death From Delta Plus Variant As 63-yr-Old Fully Vaccinated Woman Succumbs

Highlights:

  • The female patient was fully vaccinated.
  • According to the Maharashtra Health Department, the Delta Plus strain of COVID-19 has reached 65 cases in the state.
  • The age range of 19 to 45 years has the highest number of 33 Delta Plus patients.

The Delta Plus Covid variation has resulted in the first death in Mumbai. After testing positive on July 21, a 63-year-old lady died on July 27. According to officials, she had a number of comorbidities, including diabetes.

The Mumbai woman was properly vaccinated and was one of seven patients in the city whose Delta Plus variant tests were positive.

The results of the woman’s samples’ genomic sequencing arrived on Wednesday.

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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.

The Delta Plus is a mutation of the Delta, a highly contagious Covid type identified in India for the first time.

According to the Maharashtra government, 13 more samples have tested positive for the Delta Plus strain, in addition to the seven samples from Mumbai. Pune has three cases, Nanded, Raigad, Gondia, and Palghar each have two, and Chandrapur, Akola each have one.

This brings the total number of Delta Plus patients to 65.

Seven children and eight senior adults were also found to have the mutant Covid strain. Officials from Maharashtra’s health department are attempting to track down anybody who may have recently come into contact with infected patients.

The Delta Plus has been found in 86 cases across the country, according to the central government, but there has been no “exponential rise” 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.

“This variant, through its transmission, has not led to any major exponential surge,” Mr Singh said.

The Delta variation was responsible for the deadly second wave of the coronavirus, which wreaked havoc on the country’s health infrastructure in April and May, leaving many without hospital beds, oxygen, medicines, or vaccine.

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