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In pics: All you need to know about COVID-19 'Delta Plus' variant

Updated : June 22, 2021 03:59 PM IST

 Though there is no indication yet of the severity of the disease due to the new variant, Delta plus is resistant to the monoclonal antibody cocktail treatment for COVID-19 recently authorised in India.

Three states in the country have reported cases of the 'Delta plus' variant of COVID-19, considered highly infectious.
Three states in the country have reported cases of the 'Delta plus' variant of COVID-19, considered highly infectious.
Many renowned scientists believe that the newly identified 'Delta plus' variant may trigger a third wave of the pandemic in the country.
Many renowned scientists believe that the newly identified 'Delta plus' variant may trigger a third wave of the pandemic in the country.
The new variant has been formed due to a mutation in the Delta or B.1.617.2 variant, one of the drivers of the second wave.
The new variant has been formed due to a mutation in the Delta or B.1.617.2 variant, one of the drivers of the second wave.
Though there is no indication yet of the severity of the disease due to the new variant, Delta plus is resistant to the monoclonal antibody cocktail treatment for COVID-19 recently authorised in India.
Though there is no indication yet of the severity of the disease due to the new variant, Delta plus is resistant to the monoclonal antibody cocktail treatment for COVID-19 recently authorised in India.
Twenty-one cases of the 'Delta plus' variant of COVID-19 have been found in Maharashtra, said state Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
Twenty-one cases of the 'Delta plus' variant of COVID-19 have been found in Maharashtra, said state Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
At least three cases of SARS-CoV-2 Delta-plus variant have been found in samples collected from two districts -- Palakkad and Pathanamthitta, officials said.
At least three cases of SARS-CoV-2 Delta-plus variant have been found in samples collected from two districts -- Palakkad and Pathanamthitta, officials said.
Five cases of the Delta plus variant have been reported in the state. There has been one fatality due to the new variant.
Five cases of the Delta plus variant have been reported in the state. There has been one fatality due to the new variant.
Published : June 22, 2021 03:34 PM IST
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