Third wave of Corona: The sound of a new disaster! 'Delta plus variant' found in 7 patients from Maharashtra; There are 5 patients from the same district
Seven patients of SARS-CoV-2 delta plus variant have been found in samples collected from three districts of Maharashtra (Ratnagiri, Navi Mumbai and Palghar). To know how many more places this virus is spreading, many more samples have been sent for testing. Experts in Maharashtra have feared a third wave of corona due to the delta-plus variant.
In western Maharashtra, especially in Kolhapur, and in addition to Sindhudurg, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara and Sangli districts, the number of Kovid 19 patients is showing a steady increase instead of decreasing. Five out of seven Delta Plus patients have been found in Ratnagiri district alone.
No symptoms of corona in two patients
The village in Ratnagiri district, where Delta Plus variant has been found in five patients, has been completely locked down and a containment zone has been prepared here. The surprising thing is that out of these five patients, two have not shown any symptoms of corona. Another important thing is that in the village where patients with Delta Plus variants have been found, the people of that village often travel from abroad. But these five patients have denied traveling abroad.
On June 10, the positivity rate in Ratnagiri district was 13.7 percent. At that time the positivity rate of the state was 5.8 percent. 6,553 active corona patients have been found in Ratnagiri. Ratnagiri district is counted among the districts with the highest number of corona patients in Maharashtra.
What is Delta Plus variant, how is it made?
The Delta Plus variant is a mutation of the Delta variant. That is, the Delta variant has mutated to become the Delta Plus variant. It is composed of mutations of the B.1.617.2 strain. The name of the mutation is K417N. A new variant has emerged due to a slight change in the spike protein of the corona virus, ie the old variant.
During the second wave of Corona, most people have fallen victim to the Delta variant. The nature of Corona is changing every moment. This is what is making this virus more dangerous. Once again the mutation of the virus has raised concern. However, according to NITI Aayog, the Delta Plus variant has been present among us since March this year. Maharashtra's task force has feared a third wave of corona within a month or two. The Delta variant caused havoc in the second wave, now the Delta Plus variant has increased the possibility of the third wave coming.