AGARTALA: At least 138 cases of the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 have been reported in Tripura, according to a health department official.
A total of 151 samples were forwarded to West Bengal’s government laboratory. According to Dr. Deep Debbarma, COVID-19 nodal officer of Tripura, “as many as 138 or 90 percent of these samples were reported to carry the Delta plus variant.”
“The remaining 10 were identified to be plain Delta variants with three being Alpha variants,” added Debbarma.
Tripura’s largest district, West, has recorded the most Delta Plus variant cases—115, according to him.
Eight cases were found in Sepahijala district followed by five cases in Gomati, four cases in Unakoti, two cases each in South and North districts and one case each in Khowai and Dhalai.
“In comparison to normal Delta, the Delta Plus variety is extremely infectious. It has the ability to infect the lungs. To prevent the virus from spreading, I urge people to follow the Corona guidelines,” said Debbarma.
The state government has imposed a weekend curfew in areas under the 13 local urban bodies, including the Agartala Municipal Corporation from 12 p.m. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Monday.
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