Jaipur, June 26, 2021.

The first case of the Delta-plus variant of coronavirus in Rajasthan has been found in Bikaner. The sample of a 65-year-old woman who was tested positive for coronavirus was sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune on May 30 for genome sequencing and her test report came on Friday.

“The Delta-plus variant was found in the woman’s sample. She has already recovered from the Covid infection,” Bikaner’s Chief Medical and Health Officer, Dr O P Chahar, said. He said it was the first confirmed case of the Delta-plus variant in the state. “She was asymptomatic and has recovered completely.

She had already received both doses of Covaxin,” Dr Chahar said. The CMHO said the sampling will be conducted on Saturday in the Bangla Nagar area where the woman lives.