December 05, 2021 19:21 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
India's 5th Omicron variant case detected in Delhi, Tanzania returnee tests positive | Indian Army 'regrets' Nagaland civilians' deaths, assures high-level probe | 13 civilians killed in security op in Nagaland, CM Neiphiu Rio announces high level probe | As Omicron variant's fear spread, India records 8,895 new COVID cases in last 24 hours | Indian cricket team to tour South Africa for ODIs and Tests amid Omicron scare
Maharashtra reports over 10,000 fresh COVID-19 cases amid concern over Delta variant Maharashtra COVID-19
Image credit: UNI

Maharashtra reports over 10,000 fresh COVID-19 cases amid concern over Delta variant

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Jun 2021, 12:26 am

Mumbai/IBNS: Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 10,066 new COVID-19 cases, which is up from 8,470 cases on Tuesday. 

Besides violation of Covid safety norms, the fresh rise in cases has been attributed to a new variant of the Delta strain, causing concern to the government.

On Monday, the Union Health Ministry alerted and advised Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh regarding the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 being found in some districts in these States.

Union Health Secretary had communicated to these three states this variant has been found in genome sequenced samples from Ratnagiri and Jalgaon Districts of Maharashtra; Palakkad and Pathanamthitta Districts of Kerala; and Bhopal and Shivpuri districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Last week, experts in Maharashtra said the third wave of Covid in the state, which had been the worst in the first two waves of the disease, could arrive earlier than expected.