Delta Plus Cases in Maharashtra: 10 more cases of Delta-plus takes total in Maharashtra to 76 | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Ten more cases of Delta-plus were detected from samples sent for genome sequencing from the state in July. It took the count of Covid-19 cases linked to this emerging variant to 76 in Maharashtra. Of the 76 patients, 10 are fully vaccinated, while 12 received one dose.
Six of the 10 were from Kolhapur, three from Ratnagiri and one from Sindhudurg district. The state’s public health department said all 10 recovered from Covid-19. Of the 76, only 10 were fully vaccinated, while 12 received one dose, suggesting that most did not take the vaccine yet. Two of those vaccinated were given Covaxin and the rest took Covishield; 37 were men and 39 women.
The state said 37 of the patients were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, and did not need hospitalization. Five deaths have been linked to this variant so far, including two from Ratnagiri and one each from Mumbai, Raigad and Beed. The most affected (39) were aged 19-45, followed by 19 aged 46-60; there are nine children under 18 and nine senior citizens.
Most Delta plus cases were in Ratnagiri (15), followed by Jalgaon (13) and Mumbai (11). Kolhapur has seven cases, while Thane and Pune have six each. Palghar and Raigad have three each, Nanded, Gondia and Sindhudurg two each and Chandrapur, Akola, Sangli, Nandurbar, Aurangabad and Beed one each. Sumitra Deb Roy


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