New Delhi: Mumbai recorded its first death due to the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19. As per the reports, the 63-year-old woman patient was fully vaccinated but was suffering from other ailments as well.
This comes after the Maharashtra Health Department on Wednesday informed that cases of Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 had reached 65 in the state.
The Institute of Genomics Integrative Biology laboratory detected 20 more patients with the Delta Plus variant, bringing the total number in the state to 65 so far.
The 20 newly identified patients include seven in Mumbai; three in Pune, two each in Nanded, Gondia, Raigad, Palghar; one each in Chandrapur and Akola, according to a statement from the Maharashtra health department, reported news agency ANI.
As per this genetic sequencing test, delta variants have been detected in more than 80 per cent of the samples in the state.
The highest number of 33 Delta Plus patients belong to the age group of 19 to 45 years, followed by 17 patients who fall in the age group of 46 to 60 years. There are 7 children under 18 years of age and 8 patients above 60 years of age.
As a preventive and control measure, genomic sequencing of coronaviruses is being carried out on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government issued revised guidelines of COVID-19 restrictions allowing Gyms, Parlors and Salons in the state to open with 50 per cent capacity with effect from August 15.
“All types of shops will be open till 10 pm every day. With a maximum of 200 people allowed in weddings and other events. Government offices to open with full capacity with employees being vaccinated with both doses. Private offices can open for 24 hours with employees being fully vaccinated,” stated the Maharashtra government.