AGARTALA: At an alarming rate, the State Health Surveillance Officer Dr Deep Kumar Debbarma said that many as 138 of the 151 Covid-19 samples sent by Tripura for genome sequencing have tested positive for the Delta Plus variant.
“About 151 samples were sent to a government laboratory in West Bengal. As many as 138 or 90 per cent of these samples have found to contain the Delta plus variant,” Dr Deep Debbarma said.
Hence, Tripura is the first state in the northeast to have recorded a case of the Delta Plus variant. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 tally currently stands at 56,169. At least 574 have died due to the virus in the state so far. The state currently has 5,152 active cases.