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  • 66 Delta plus patients found in Maharashtra so far; 5 of them dead Aug 14, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    66 Delta plus patients found in Maharashtra so far; 5 of them dead

    The variant, considered highly infectious, was detected during genome sequencing of swab samples sent from different parts of the state.

  • Coronavirus | A look at what we know so far about the Delta Plus variant Aug 13, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus | A look at what we know so far about the Delta Plus variant

    As of August 13, approx. ninety cases of the delta plus variant of the coronavirus have been identified in India. A fully vaccinated woman becoming the first casualty of the variant in Mumbai has raised concerns regarding efficacy of vaccines against the variant. A look at what we know about it so far.

  • Fully vaccinated 63-year-old becomes first casualty of Delta Plus variant in Mumbai Aug 13, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Fully vaccinated 63-year-old becomes first casualty of Delta Plus variant in Mumbai

    Delta Plus is a mutation of the highly virulent Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2 (B.1.617.2).

  • Delta Plus variant won't fuel exponential COVID-19 case surge: NCDC Director Dr Sujeet Kumar Aug 10, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    Delta Plus variant won't fuel exponential COVID-19 case surge: NCDC Director Dr Sujeet Kumar

    As many as 86 Delta Plus variant COVID-19 cases have been detected in India so far, with Maharashtra alone reporting 45 cases as of August 8.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Covaxin effective against Delta Plus variant, says ICMR study Aug 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Covaxin effective against Delta Plus variant, says ICMR study

    Covaxin was developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and its subsidiary National Institute of Virology (NIV).

  • Delta Plus, Kappa, Lambda, Epsilon: What are these coronavirus variants, can vaccines fight them, and other queries answered Jul 12, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    Delta Plus, Kappa, Lambda, Epsilon: What are these coronavirus variants, can vaccines fight them, and other queries answered

    At present, the Delta variant is fast emerging to be the most dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain in the world. Some of the other variants of the novel coronavirus that have left health experts concerned are the Delta Plus and Lambda variants.

  • No case of Delta plus variant of COVID-19 in Delhi so far: Health Minister Satyendar Jain Jun 30, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    No case of Delta plus variant of COVID-19 in Delhi so far: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

    Satyendra Jain said the Delhi government is in the process of increasing hospital beds to accommodate 37,000 cases a day in case of a third wave.

  • No scientific data so far to show Delta plus variant adversely impacts vaccine efficacy: VK Paul Jun 28, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    No scientific data so far to show Delta plus variant adversely impacts vaccine efficacy: VK Paul

    In an interview to PTI, VK Paul said that another wave of any size would be dependent upon several factors, including overall discipline in terms of COVID-appropriate behaviour, testing and containment strategies, and vaccination rates.

  • COVID-19 update | Be cautious, don't panic against Delta-plus variant: Doctors Jun 27, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Be cautious, don't panic against Delta-plus variant: Doctors

    Noting the highly infectious nature of the Delta-plus variant, former chief of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Dr Gangakhedkar said a vaccine is also less effective to it.

  • COVID-19: 48 cases of Delta Plus variant found in India ; cases identified are localised, says ICMR Director General Jun 25, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    COVID-19: 48 cases of Delta Plus variant found in India ; cases identified are localised, says ICMR Director General

    Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that cases of the Delta Plus variant identified till now have been very localized.

  • Maharashtra imposes stricter, uniform COVID-19 restrictions amid Delta Plus variant concerns Jun 25, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Maharashtra imposes stricter, uniform COVID-19 restrictions amid Delta Plus variant concerns

    Level three COVID-19 restrictions were imposed after Maharashtra reported 21 cases of infection with the Delta Plus variant of SARS-CoV-2 across seven districts.

  • Why no large-scale testing to prevent spread of Delta plus variant: Rahul Gandhi Jun 25, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    Why no large-scale testing to prevent spread of Delta plus variant: Rahul Gandhi

    Many experts feel that the Delta plus variant, which has been declared as a 'variant of concern' by the Union health ministry, may trigger a third wave of COVID-19 infections in the country.

  • Madhya Pradesh reports 5 cases of COVID-19 'Delta Plus' variant; 1 dead Jun 24, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh reports 5 cases of COVID-19 'Delta Plus' variant; 1 dead

    'Delta Plus' has been declared a variant of concern by the Centre.

  • Maharashtra daily COVID-19 cases not falling below 8,000 a cause of concern: Rajesh Tope Jun 23, 2021 09:54 PM IST

    Maharashtra daily COVID-19 cases not falling below 8,000 a cause of concern: Rajesh Tope

    Rajesh Tope said the cases are plateaued at 7,000 to 8,000 per day in the state now compared to the peak of 65,000 infections reported in a day in the past.

  • COVID-19 update | UK tracks 41 cases of Delta K417N variant, extra measures taken Jun 23, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | UK tracks 41 cases of Delta K417N variant, extra measures taken

    Public Health England (PHE) said K417N, which is being dubbed as Delta plus in some quarters, is an additional "spike mutation of interest" which is seen in the variant first detected in South Africa, called the Beta variant, and is now seen in a "small number" of Delta variant genomes in the UK.

  • COVID-19 'Delta Plus' variant: Goa steps up monitoring along Maharashtra border Jun 23, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    COVID-19 'Delta Plus' variant: Goa steps up monitoring along Maharashtra border

    Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters on Wednesday that cases of 'Delta' variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Goa, but so far there is not a single case of the 'Delta Plus' variant in the coastal state.

  • Mysuru reports first case of Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 in Karnataka Jun 23, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    Mysuru reports first case of Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 in Karnataka

    The minister said the state government is carefully monitoring the emergence of new variants and it has decided to set up six genome labs in the state.

  • No sufficient data to be alarmed about Delta Plus variant: Maharashtra COVID-19 task force member Jun 23, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    No sufficient data to be alarmed about Delta Plus variant: Maharashtra COVID-19 task force member

    Notably, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said 21 cases of the Delta Plus variant, considered highly infectious, have been found in the state so far, including nine in Ratnagiri, seven in Jalgaon, two in Mumbai, and one case each in Palghar, Thane and Sindhudurg districts.

  • India designates Delta Plus a ‘Variant of Concern’; Maharashtra, Kerala, MP told to ramp up containment measures Jun 22, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    India designates Delta Plus a ‘Variant of Concern’; Maharashtra, Kerala, MP told to ramp up containment measures

    The Centre’s warnings were based on the recent findings of INSACOG, which was dubbed the Delta Plus strain a Variant of Concern based on the following characteristics: Increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells, and potential reduction in monoclonal antibody response.

  • COVID-19 | What we know about Delta Plus variant so far Jun 22, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 | What we know about Delta Plus variant so far

    As of June 22, three states in India have reported cases of delta plus variants. With cases of delta plus variant reported in three states, here’s what we know so far about this mutation of the delta variant that drove the second wave in India.

  • COVID-19 | 21 cases of Delta Plus variant reported in Maharashtra: Health Minister Rajesh Tope Jun 21, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 | 21 cases of Delta Plus variant reported in Maharashtra: Health Minister Rajesh Tope

    A total of 7,500 COVID-19 positive samples from Maharashtra were sent for genomic sequencing, out of which 21 turned out to be cases of Delta Plus coronavirus strain.

  • COVID-19 | Here's what we know so far about 'delta plus' variant Jun 16, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Here's what we know so far about 'delta plus' variant

    According to WHO, the delta variant has spread to 74 countries including the US, UK, China, Africa, Scandinavia and Pacific Rim countries.

  • Almost 85% decline in daily COVID-19 cases since highest reported peak on May 7: Govt Jun 15, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Almost 85% decline in daily COVID-19 cases since highest reported peak on May 7: Govt

    On the Delta plus variant of Covid, the government said that it has been around since March and it is not yet a ‘variant of concern’.

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