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1st case of Delta plus variant recorded in Tamilnadu

(G.N.S) Dt. 24

Chennai

The first case of Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 has been recorded in Tamilnadu’s Chennai with a city-based nurse getting infected with it.

Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said, 1,159 samples sent in May to INSACOG (Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia), a consortium of 28 labs tasked with genome sequencing of the virus causing Covid and reports of 772 samples were made available on Wednesday.

“Of the 772 samples, one has been reported as Delta Plus variant from Chennai. It pertained to a 32-year-old lady employed as a staff nurse at a hospital,” he told.

“We have seen the British variant and double mutant variant. There is no need to panic as of now,” Radhakrishnan said and emphasised upon the need to adhere to Covid-19 prevention measures like wearing face mask, avoiding crowds and getting vaccinated.

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