As many as 50 cases of Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 have been recorded across 11 states in India, government sources said on Friday.
The sources further said that deaths of two Covid-19 patients positive for the Delta Plus variant have been reported in Madhya Pradesh so far, both of whom had not taken vaccines.
ICMR director-General Dr Balram Bhargava told ANI, “Wherever you find a cluster, you have to contain it.”
The government, however, said that at this tine the spread is still ‘very localised’.
The virus strain has been isolated and is being cultured by the ICMR-NIV and tests to check its resistance to existing Covid vaccines were ongoing, the government added.
The government has also said ‘delta plus’ variant cases had been reported from 12 other countries, including the US and UK.