Tripura- First North-eastern State to Report Highest Number of Delta Plus Variant Cases

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  • Tripura Reports 138 cases of Delta Plus Variant
  • At least 90 per cent of samples in Tripura sent for genome sequencing detected to contain the highly transmissible Delta Plus variant, said the chief nodal officer of the state
  • A 24 hours weekend curfew from 12 pm today to 6 am Monday in order to break the transmission chain

 India: During the press conference held late on Friday Chief Nodal Officer of Tripura, informed that at least 90 percent of the sample sent for genome sequencing reported to contain the highly transmissible Delta Plus variant.

Currently, Tripura is the first north-eastern state to report a maximum number of cases that have been infected due to the deadly and highly infectious variant of COVID-19.

 “About 151 samples were sent to a government laboratory in West Bengal. As many as 138 or 90 per cent of these samples have been found to contain the Delta plus variant,” Dr Deep Debbarma, COVID nodal officer of Tripura, said. 

Additionally, 10 samples of Delta variant and three samples of Alpha variant were also reported. 

As per the genome sequencing reports, 115 samples  that contained the Delta Plus variants were found in the west district, while 8 samples in Sepahijala district, Gomati district (5 samples), Unakoti district (4 samples) and 2 each in North and South districts contained Delta Plus variant. One sample each in Khowai and Dhalai districts also were found to contain the Delta Plus variant. 

Currently, the north-eastern state has 4154  active cases. While 3 died in the last 24hours. Since the outbreak of the virus,  65095 recovered from the deadly virus after treatment.

 In order to break the high transmission rate, Tripura has reimposed its 24 hours weekend curfew from 12 pm today to 6 am Monday. The state has already imposed a curfew in urban areas including the capital Agartala where the positivity was the highest.

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