Shimla, Jul 1
First case of Delta plus variant of Covid -19 was traced in Kangra district of HimachalPradesh on Thursday, informed a senior officer of Administration.
Deputy Commissioner Kangra Dr Nipun Jindal confirmed that a woman belonging to Palampur town of Kangra district was tested positive for Delta Plus variant.
All the family members were already tested positive for nCoV before the lady was found positive for Covid-19, today. The patient is reported out of danger and is recovering from the pandemic speedily.
This is the first case of Delta Plus variant in the state; moreover about 74 cases of Delta variant were already traced in the state.
Even though as per the WHO, Delta plus variant is not a cause of concern, however finding of the first case with the said variant needs to be taken seriously.
On Thursday 14 new cases were traced in Kangra district and 26 people recovered from Covid. Dr Jindal said that there are 263 active cases in various hospital and isolation centres of Covid in the district. In wake of new development Chief Medical Officer Kangra urged people to not rush toward the vaccination centre in panic.
From Today onward containment guidelines have been relaxed to almost normal as even, 100 per occupancy is allowed in public transport and bus services have started interstate movement also. All shrines/temples were also thrown open in the state from today onward. Amid tourist rush there is a high chance of increase of fresh cases mostly of the highly contagious strains.
There are report of one death due to Covid in the state on Thursday and 167 people tested positive for Corona Virus.
State recorded 2.02 lakh cases of Covid and there are 1639 active cases . The death cases increased to 3464 in the state due to the pandemic.