Five people died in Maharashtra and 66 people have been infected with the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 so far. According to the state health department, some of them have been fully vaccinated.

After a new case of the Delta Plus variant was found in the Thane district the day before, the state's Covid-19 infection tally was updated, the department stated on August 13.

The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta Plus variant was discovered during genome sequencing of swab samples sent from around the state.

Two of the five deaths linked to the concerning variant in Maharashtra have been reported from the Ratnagiri district, with one each from Mumbai, Beed, and Raigad. Seven of the 66 people infected with the Delta Plus variant of the virus were under the age of 18, said reports.

According to the source, a 63-year-old completely vaccinated woman from Mumbai died of Covid in the last week of July, making her the first death in Mumbai owing to the Delta Plus. The woman had received both doses of the Covishield vaccine, but she had tested positive for the virus.

Earlier, an 80-year-old woman from Ratnagiri had succumbed to the Delta Plus, being the first patient in the state to die of the variant.

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Jalgaon in north Maharashtra has the most Delta plus patients (13) followed by Ratnagiri (12) and Mumbai (11), according to the report. As per the department, six patients each came from Thane and Pune districts, three from Palghar, two from Nanded and Gondia, and one from Chandrapur, Akola, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Nandurbar, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, and Beed.

According to health officials, 33 of the 66 Delta plus patients were between the ages of 19 to 45; 18 were between the ages of 46 to 60; eight were above 60; seven were under the age of 18.

According to the statement, there are 34 females among the total patients. 18 patients of age group 46 to 60 are vaccinated, two with Covaxin and rest with Covishiled.

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