Shri N.Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur, turned to social media to convey the grim news about the COVID-19 catastrophe that his state is experiencing as India continues to combat the advent of the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The CM has confirmed that the new Delta variant of the novel coronavirus has been traced in Manipur.
An examination of 20 samples from Manipur in a laboratory in Hyderabad revealed that 18 were of the Delta strain. More samples are now being examined, according to the Manipur CM.
The Delta variation has been designated as a 'variant of concern' by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, he added.
The Delta Variant, which traces its origin in India, is responsible for 99 percent of all COVID-19 cases in Britain, which reported 33,630 cases within a single week.
The Delta form is considered more transmittable, more virulent, and causes more difficulties among people among the many mutations that the COVID-19 viral infections are widespread in the country. According to reports, this variation was discovered in India and has been designated as a 'variant of concern' by the WHO.
As the number of COVID-19 infections in the state of Manipur rises, CM Singh urges citizens to practice COVID-appropriate behavior and fully comply with the state government's COVID-19 protocols.
A state-appointed task committee has voiced fear that a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic might strike Maharashtra over the next two to four weeks if the recent crowding persists. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been warned that a particularly virulent strain known as 'Delta plus' may be the cause of the next wave in Maharashtra.
Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal also recorded its first case of the Delta variant.