The outbreak of the second wave of Corona may have subsided now, but new variants of Corona are creating fear in the country. Meanwhile, Tripura had claimed that 138 cases of Delta Plus variant have been reported in the state, which has been rejected by the Government of India. The Health Ministry has said that there is not a single case of Delta Plus variant in Tripura.
Tripura government had said that 138 cases of delta plus variant have been found in the state but the Indian government has said that there is not a single case of delta plus variant in Tripura. State doctors on Friday quoted a report from the National Institute in West Bengal that said 138 cases of the delta plus variant have been found in Tripura. But a health ministry statement said 152 samples from Tripura were sent for genome sequencing (WGS) to the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics in West Bengal, in which not a single case of the delta plus variant has been reported.
The Union Health Ministry said on Sunday that not a single case of the delta plus variant of the virus has been found in the Kovid-19 samples of which genome sequencing has been done so far in Tripura.
The ministry has made this clarification in the wake of some news reports claiming that there is an increasing infection of Delta Plus variants in the northeastern state. The Health Ministry said that 152 samples from Tripura were sent to the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani, for genome sequencing. These samples were collected from patients found infected during RT-PCR test during April and May 2021.
The ministry said that the examination of these samples revealed that three samples were infected with B.1.1.7 No., while 11 samples were found to have B.1.617.1 kappa variant while 138 samples were infected with B.1.617.2 delta. None of these samples were found to be infected with Delta Plus.