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No case of Delta Plus reported from sample sequencing in Tripura

The samples tested revealed cases of Delta Variant

Posted On: 11 JUL 2021 7:44PM by PIB Delhi

There were some Media reports regarding rising cases of Delta Plus variants in Tripura. In this regard, it is informed that :

•           152 samples were sent from Tripura to NIBMG Kalyani for Whole Genome Sequence(WGS).

•           The random samples were of people tested RT-PCR positive between April and May 2021

•           The results of the WGS done at NIBMG Kalyani reveal-

o          3 samples had tested positive for B.1.1.7

o          11 samples had tested positive for B.1.617.1(Kappa)

o          138 samples had tested positive for B.1.617.2 (Delta)

There was no case of Delta Plus reported among the aforementioned lot of sequenced samples.

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