The state of Madhya Pradesh has recorded its first death from the Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus, reports India Today.
A total of five cases of the Delta Plus variant has been confirmed in Madhya Pradesh, with three of them being reported from Bhopal and remaining from Ujjain.
As per the report, among them, four have recovered, while one person in Ujjain has succumbed to the virus. Genome sequencing of samples taken from a deceased Covid patient revealed that she had contracted the Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus.
It should be noted that the husband of the deceased patient had tested positive for Covid-19 before the woman. It was also discovered that the husband had taken both the shots of the vaccine, while the woman was yet to receive the jab.
Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang was quoted by the report as saying, "The government is monitoring the situation. Contact tracing has been done for those patients who were found positive for the Delta Plus variant and the reports of their contacts are negative."
"Even then, the government has asked all hospitals to remain alert. We are carrying out testing and genome sequencing on a massive scale to ensure that cases are identified without any delay," minister Sarang said.
He went on to add, "It is interesting to note that four out of the five people whose samples were found positive for the Delta Plus variant had received the vaccine and are now healthy. However, the patient who did not get vaccinated succumbed to the virus. This is why we appeal to everyone to get vaccinated."
Earlier the Centre had alerted and advised Maharashtra, Kerala, and Madhya Pradesh regarding the 'Delta Plus variant of SARS-CoV-2. It has also termed it a ‘variant of concern’ after it was detected in several districts of these states.