Mumbai Records First Death From Delta Plus Covid Variant

Mumbai: Maharashtra Capital, Mumbai, recorded its first death due to the Delta Plus variant of Covid-19. A 63-year-old woman patient who was fully vaccinated, according to the civic body, succumbed to the infection.

According to initial information provided by the civic health officials, the deceased patient was a resident of the eastern suburbs. She had several comorbidities, including diabetes. She was one of seven patients in the city who recently tested positive for the Delta Plus variant.

According to a civic official, the patient, who was vaccinated with Covishield, was detected with Covid-19 on July 21. She had dry cough, loss of taste and body ache. She was admitted to ICU on July 24. She was on oxygen support and was administered steroids and remdesivir, but died on July 27.

Six of her family members have also been found Covid-19 positive. Two of them have been detected with the Delta Plus variant after genome sequencing.

The Delta Plus (AY.1) is a mutation of the highly transmissible Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2 (B.1.617.2) and was detected in the state during the devastating second wave. In June, the union health ministry declared it as variant of concern.

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