Indore: Six fully vaccinated persons were found to be infected with the new coronavirus variant Delta Plus AY.4.2 in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) BS Saitya told national media on Monday: “As per the report received from the Delhi-based National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), six persons were found infected with the AY.4.2 variant of coronavirus. Their samples were sent for genome sequencing along with other infected persons in September.”
“It is for the first time in the last 19-month history of the pandemic that the AY.4.2 variant was found,” he added.
Saitya said all the six persons found to be infected with AY.4.2 variant were fully vaccinated. They have recovered after treatment, he added.
Over 50 people who came in contact with the six persons in the last few days were found to be healthy after testing, he added.
Meanwhile, Dr Anita Mutha, who heads the microbiology department of the Indore-based Government Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, said AY.4.2 is a new variant of coronavirus and not much information is available about its severity.