Odisha: Single case of Delta plus variant in Deogarh triggers panic, DM clarifies

Sambalpur : The trace of a single Delta plus variant in Deogarh district in Western Odisha has triggered panic among the residents of the district.

ICMR sources said out of 40 odd Delta plus variants reported in the country, one has been detected in Deogarh district in Odisha.

This has prompted the health experts and the district officials to rise to the occasion and take all precautionary measures to contain the virus.

The statement of Deogarh District Collector Sudhanu Mohan Samal that the man in question who was found carrying Delta plus variant is not a resident of Deogarh, has brought much relief to the residents.

Mr. Samal clarified that the health department in the district has sent no such sample for testing. He said it might be that the man whose sample has been confirmed to be Delta Plus Variant is staying somewhere out of the district but has given his address as Deogarh,”

Deogarh Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Dr. Manoj Upaddhyaya also gave a similar opinion and said “we are yet to get any information from any source regarding the present location of the man.

“We came to know the news from television channels and are trying from various sources to confirm the whereabouts of the man,” the CDMO said.

Dr.Upadhyaya said “Under the present situation people of the country are working in different places other than their parent district.”

However, he said we will trace the person and his presence if any in the district in recent days ,he said further.

Deogah district has reported the lowest number of 106 active cases in the state and the test positivity rate in the district is only 1.2 percent.

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