Covid New Variant: Scientists say that cases of Covid are increasing in India due to Omicron’s sub-variant XBB1.16. This variant has started spreading in some states.
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Covid New Variant: influenza Now in the country amidst increasing cases of Corona virus is also spreading its legs. The number of active cases of corona has crossed the figure of 5000. More than 700 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours. In such a situation, the reason for increasing cases has also come to the fore. Scientists say that Omicron’s all variants XBB1.16 Due to this, the cases of COVID are increasing. This variant has started spreading in some states. In this, it can also bypass the immunity created by the vaccine. In such a situation, there is a need to be careful.
This variant is a new sub-type of Omicron’s XBB sub-variant. It is possible that the cases of COVID are increasing due to all these variants. This variant is also being found in Singapore, China, America. TOI reports that this variant is spreading rapidly in India as well. Although its cases are few now. According to the International Platform giving information about new variants of Corona, about 48 cases of XBB 1.16 have been registered in India. This variant has been increasing rapidly in the last few weeks.
This new variant is made from XBB variant
Scientists say that XBB1.15 is derived from the XBB variant itself. Its cases are coming up in Maharashtra, Gujarat. Experts say that mutations keep happening in the corona virus. Due to which new variants keep coming every now and then, but there is nothing to worry about it.
Is there a danger of new wave
MD Medicine and Senior Physician Dr. Ajay Kumar explains that XBB 1.16 is a subtype of XBB variant, it is not a new variant. Many sub-variants of Omicron have arrived in the country since last one year. Such new sub-variants will keep coming in the future as well, but there is nothing to worry about. Omicron causes only flu-like symptoms in patients. All its types will also be mild. In such a situation, there is no possibility of any new wave. It is just necessary that people keep protecting themselves from the virus and must use masks. The mask will also protect against covid and influenza.
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