An official on Sunday informed that 60 samples of coronavirus-infected persons from Indore district of Madhya Pradesh have been sent to Delhi for genome sequencing in the rise of at least eight cases of the Delta Plus variant being reported in the state.
Dean of the government-run Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, told PTI that we have sent samples of 60 infected persons to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in two slots for genome sequencing, Dr. Sanjay Dixit.
He said, no case of Delta Plus variant has been found in the district so far, adding that genome sequencing is aimed at finding out the type of the variant.
In Indore district, which has a population of 35 lakh, a total of 1.52 lakh people has tested positive for COVID-19 till now, of whom 1,390 have succumbed to the infection. Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishvas Sarang had earlier said that at least eight cases of Delta Plus variant have been found in the state so far. Of them, two patients – one each at Ujjain and Ashok Nagar districts – have died, officials said.
As more people are getting recovered from COVID-19 infection, India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for 45 consecutive days now. 57,944 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
Nearly 8 thousand (7,904) more recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases.