New Delhi: Forty-eight coronavirus instances of Delta Plus’ variant have been detected from 45,000 samples sequenced to this point within the nation, with Maharashtra reporting the best variety of such instances at 20, the Centre stated on Friday.
It stated 9 instances of Delta Plus variant have been present in Tamil Nadu, seven instances in Madhya Pradesh, three in Kerala, two every in Punjab and Gujarat, and one case every in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Jammu and Karnataka.
The Union authorities maintained that 90 per cent of the COVID-19 instances in India are being pushed by the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant.
Covid variants of concern have been present in 174 districts in 35 states/UTs with the best variety of instances seen in Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Telangana, West Bengal and Gujarat, it stated.
The proportion of COVID-19 instances with variants of concern rose from 10.31 per cent in Might, 2021 to 51 per cent on June 20, 2021, it added.
The federal government additionally asserted that each the COVID-19 vaccines–Covishield and Covaxin–work in opposition to SARS-CoV-2 variants just like the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta.
It added that the second wave of COVID-19 just isn’t but over in nation as 75 districts nonetheless have greater than 10 per cent prevalence and 92 districts have 5-10 per cent prevalence of coronavirus.