Aizawl, June 19: Mizoram has reported four cases of highly transmissible Delta variant (B.1.617.2) of Covid-19, an official said.
This is for the first time that Delta variant cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Mizoram.
The Delta variant has been detected in four men, all from Aizawl district, whose samples were sent along with others to National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) in West Bengal in recent months, state’s spokesperson on Covid-19 Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma said.
The patients were in the age group of 18-45 years, he said. The new variant was confirmed by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, he said.