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Corona virus: Omicron threat not averted in India, found its new sub-form


oi-Pallavi Kumari


Published: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 13:56 [IST]

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New Delhi, August 06: At present, the threat of Omicron, a new variant of the corona virus in India, is not averted. The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has reviewed data from genomic surveillance of variants in a weekly meeting. After this meeting, Insacco said that a new sub-form of Omicron has been found in India, which has been found in some states of the country. News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that at present there is only a new sub-form of Omicron in India. Apart from this, it does not have any variant.


Sources have said that cases of corona are increasing in India but hospitalizations and deaths are still low. Sources said, “We review the data every week, but there is no need to panic as hospitalizations are not happening. No new variant has been found so far.

Let us tell you that INSAC will soon issue a bulletin regarding the new sub-form of Omicron. According to a bulletin issued by Insacco on July 11, Omicron and its sub-forms are being seen prominently in India. The new sub variant of Omicron currently available in India is the BA.2.75 sub-variant.

The report also noted that the BA.2.75 sub-variant carried more mutations in the spike protein and other genes of SARS-CoV-2. It is also mentioned that the variants are being closely monitored.

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english summary

Covid-19 in India Sources says Omicron sub-lineages circulating predominantly in India

Story first published: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 13:56 [IST]

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