After Delta Plus, first case of Kappa COVID-19 variant, patient dies

Delta Plus variant has been making headlines in coronavirus update of India. The havoc of Delta Plus variant has spread across the country because of which COVID-induced lockdown has again tightened. Lately, a new introduced variant of coronavirus 'Kappa' has been called out deadly.

The state ruled by Yogi Adityanath detected first two cases of Delta Plus variant in Uttar Pradesh, now Kappa strain of COVID-19 has been identified in the state. A 66-year-old man, who tested positive for Kappa variant in UP’s Sant Kabir Nagar has died. The strain was detected following the collection of his sample on June 13 during the routine genome sequencing exercise and sent to CSIR`s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi. Amresh Singh, head of microbiology department at BRD Medical College, said the man had tested positive for COVID-19 on May 27 and was shifted to the medical college on June 12. The patient who died in the course of treatment on June 14 had a travel history. Earlier, two cases of the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 were detected out of which one of the patients lost their life. The two cases of the new Delta variant, labelled variant of concern, were found in Gorakhpur and Deoria districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Both of the patients did not have any travel history.

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