Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the country. More than 50 cases have been reported in 12 states including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday that the results of lab tests of the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine on the new mutants will be out in 10 days. The ministry said that SII’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccines work against the COVID-19 variants alpha, beta, gamma and delta, while their effectiveness against Delta Plus variant is currently being tested. Last Friday, the first death due to the Delta Plus variant was reported in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.