Odisha's Patient Detected with COVID's Delta Plus Variant, in Home Isolation
Odisha's Patient Detected with COVID's Delta Plus Variant, in Home Isolation

Amid worries over the new Delta plus variant of COVID-19, Odisha’s first patient was detected with the new mutant version, on Sunday.  A 62-year-old man in Deogarh district, who contracted the Delta Plus variant of Covid-19, has said a few things that helped him recover from the coronavirus disease.

The resident of Barkote block has said he beat Covid-19 in a little less than a month and that he stayed at home during the period. He also followed all advice that doctors gave him and which he said has helped him recover quickly.

According to reports he said, "I experienced body ache and flu-like symptoms on April 23 and tested positive for the delta variant of the virus on April 26. I had taken the first dose of the Covishield vaccine on March 30" he told a local television channelIt took me around 20-25 days to defeat the virus. Thankfully, I didn't have to visit the hospital."

According to Deogarh's chief district medical officer (CDMO) MK Upadhaya, 81 people were diagnosed with the disease between April 10 and April 30 in the 62-year-old man's village. However, the man so far the only one detected with the mutated Delta Plus variant, which has been identified as a 'variant of concern' by the Centre, he said.

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