Mumbai records first COVID-19 Delta Plus variant death

INDIA: Mumbai has reported its first death due to the Delta Plus variant of the novel coronavirus. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, a 63-year-old woman, who had succumbed to COVID-19 infection last month, was infected with the Delta Plus variant of the virus.

The deceased woman was fully vaccinated with both vaccine doses and didn’t have any travel history, officials said. However, she was suffering from lung infection and had been sick before being infected with coronavirus.

The 63-year-old woman had tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21 and died on July 27.

The BMC received her genome sequencing report recently which showed that she was infected with the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 which is considered highly infectious.

Meanwhile, six of her family members have also been infected with COVID-19.

Two of the six family members were detected with the Delta Plus variant even as the genome sequencing reports of four members are awaited. The condition of two people infected with the Delta variant remains stable.

An 80-year-old woman from Ratnagiri was the first patient to succumb to the Delta Plus variant. She was also suffering from other ailments.

While Maharashtra now has 65 Delta Plus variant cases, Mumbai has 11 Delta Plus variant cases.

The Delta Plus variant has already been declared as a variant of concern by the central government. – INDIA TODAY

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