August 4, 2021

Passenger from Portugal is the 1st Delta Plus case in Denmark

O first case of the variant ‘Delta Plus’, considered more infectious than the ‘original’, was identified in Denmark. This is a passenger who arrived in the country by plane from Portugal, advances this Saturday the Statens Serum Institut.

According to a statement from the Danish Institute for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases, the “case discovered on June 21, 2021”. With a positive sample for the new coronavirus, a “subsequent genome-wide sequencing” was then performed to understand which variant was present. Yesterday the results arrived, being “found Delta Plus”.

Now, passengers who traveled with this patient on board the aircraft will be contacted and must remain in isolation until it is clear whether they are (or not) also infected. None of these people have so far tested positive for the ‘Delta Plus’ variant, it’s still guaranteed.

Remember that the mutation was first registered in India, with authorities issuing orders to speed up testing of populations promptly. Portuguese health authorities estimate that the Delta variant of the new coronavirus is responsible for more than 70% of the cases of infection in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and that it is already predominant in our country.

Speaking to journalists this Wednesday, when asked about the 24 cases of the ‘Delta Plus’ variant, Health Minister Marta Temido, confirmed the existence of infections “from one of the strains of the Delta variant” in Portugal.

[Notícia atualizada às 23h03]

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