First case of Covid's Delta+ strain reported in Mysuru: Health minister Dr Sudhakar

Bengaluru, Jun 23 (IANS): Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Wednesday said that the first case of Delta Plus strain of Covid-19 has been reported in Mysuru and the infected person is asymptomatic.

He told reporters here that none of the patient's contacts have contracted the virus.

"In Mysuru, one patient is infected with Delta Plus variant, whom we have isolated but he is asymptomatic and none of his primary and secondary contacts have it which is a good sign," Sudhakar said.

He added that the state government was cautious, keeping track of the emergence of new strains since Covid hit the state in March last year.

"We are planning to establish six more genomic sequencing labs in order to augment overall testing abilities across the state," he noted.

Sudhakar said that the government had not shown any laxity in testing as wherever there was a suspicion, it had conducted genomic sequencing and frequently carried out random checks too.

"We are checking five per cent of the total samples randomly to keep track of emerging variants in this deadly virus. The state is, on an average, conducting about 1.5 lakh to two lakh Covid tests on a daily basis," he said.

According to health experts, the new Delta Plus strain is much like the Delta strain that has spread to 80 countries, is highly infectious and fast-spreading.

A senior health official told IANS quoting the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia (INSACOG) surveillance bulletin, that the Delta Plus strain shows increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells and potentially reduced monoclonal antibody response.

"It may also show resistance to existing treatment protocols for Covid, experts worry. There are concerns over whether current vaccines will be effective against the Delta Plus," the expert, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, noted.






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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 24 2021

    These strains to keep billions of dollors vaccine business active and keep running is the question? Looks like all to keep vaccine business of Eugenicist Bill Gates, money greedy BigPharma which is for expensive treatment remdesivir and cocktail drugs making use their (business development idea / plan ?) communist chinese virus leak ? Which they simulated as Event 201 in 2019 ? But their fact checkers / Big Tech denying it? Also Looks like Eugenicist Bill Gates and Greedy Big Pharma controlling these helpless Doctors who have no choice but depend on them their controlled WHO? So many of them died because elites controlled WHO fooling them not to take cheaper Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine which india exported to many countries (but controlled WHO did not research or support them) ? They are still believing in Eugenics hurriedly tested and brought out vaccines? Which is to make billions of Dollors? At expense of these doctors and general public ? Correct vaccines were good during childhood times and to brainwash from then but now only for greed of money, power and as a depopulation tool for eugenics. They are waiting for couple of more years what these eugenics and Big Pharma have done to them and general public ?( Or elites and eugenics simulated another 'The SPARS pandemic 2025' which was simulated in 2017, is to eliminate vaccinated ?) These elites using health officials of nations and few of doctors worldwide with the help of their controlled WHO also with their money power can not be ruled out ? Following Ivermectin quote reference from financial express "Dr Surya Kant said it was only after Australia started including Ivermectin in its protocol for COVID-19 treatment significantly, the WHO started thinking about the drug..." Ref:

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Thu, Jun 24 2021

    so what, minister? there will be more variants - delta minus, gamma, theta etc. and what not. what are you going to do about it - the virus is not scared of humans. focus on completing vaccination rather than talk nonsense. you will not let the experts speak nor value their recommendations.

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  • Anusha, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 24 2021

    This Doesn't look like they are gonna cancel 10th board's... They told they'll cancel if there's covid. but there's a totally new varient they aren't worried about children.. everyday in newspapers sslc is gonna conducted what in the hell tou guys are doing wake up...

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  • Fedrick, Bangalore

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Why only in india.. hope there will no lockdown... People should follow strict covid protocols, still we have not learnt from 1st & 2nd variants...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Within a years time 3 different variants. Each wave is ttatgetting diffrent generations or age group. Seniors, mid. aged and now younger generation ? Lets hope long lasting solution or remedy will come out at the earliest. Until then let us excercise care and follow health regulations and the protocol announced by health ministry.

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  • Blanca Pinheiro, Moodubelle / Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    All because of the irresponsible Modi.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 24 2021

    @Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait - the bio weapon manufactured by Chinese govt to be used in world war 3 in case of emergency was systematically created since years as chemical weapons is banned so they thought of airborne Infection, that can infect respiratory system, one trial with a solid liquid like gel in hand kerchief was used to assassinate North Korean leader kim's brother in Malaysian airport that was quick hired by female assassins Based on that this was secretly involved in Wuhan lab somehow it got leaked accidentally and today it's effect on rest of humanity.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Alpha ,Beta ,Theta ,Gama ,Costheta ,Cosign theeta .. Virusg onji yellya kooli bahtnda ovu onji variant apundu .. Anyways the govt has to do their job.

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