Friday, February 3, 2023

Sequencing of 324 Covid samples reveals presence of Omicron variants in community

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2023 2:45:10 AM IST
Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) sentinel sites referred 324 Covid-19 positive samples for sequencing to 22 INSACOG labs between December 29 to January 7, and the results revealed presence of all Omicron variants like BA.2 and its sub-line... read..

New Omicron variants not causing spike or mortality of cases: Health Ministry

New Delhi | January 10, 2023 12:02:53 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that sequencing of samples from Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) sentinel sites have referred that all the omicron variants like BA.2 and its sub-lineages including BA.2.75, XBB (37), BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 ... read..

India detects 11 COVID-19 Omicron sub-variants in international passengers between Dec 24-Jan 3

New Delhi | January 5, 2023 3:31:46 PM IST
Eleven variants of COVID-19 were detected during testing of international passengers at airports and seaports in India between December 24 to January 3, official sources have said.... read..

'Lack of transparency by China over Omicron subvariants reason...': Price over curbs on flyers from China

Washington | January 5, 2023 6:31:31 AM IST
The United States on Wednesday said that the restrictions imposed on flyers from China are because of the "lack of adequate and transparent" data from Beijing over the omicron subvariants that has the potential to spread beyond its borders.... read..

Genome sequencing detects four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF7 in Bengal

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Following genome sequencing, four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF7 have been detected in West Bengal, according to sources in the state health department. However, all the four cases are currently Covid negative as per their latest test reports.... read..

Rajasthan: US returnee tests positive for Omicron sub-variant XBB 1.5

Jaipur |Thursday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
A 21-year-old youth has been traced in Jaipur who has reportedly tested positive for Omicron sub-variant XBB 1.5, which experts say is more contagious than the previous strains of the virus.... read..

Omicron subvariants BA.5.2, BF.7 responsible for latest COVID outbreak in China: WHO

Geneva | January 5, 2023 2:02:47 AM IST
The World Health Organization on Wednesday said that the data submitted by China shows Omicron subvariants BA.5.2 and BF.7 are predominant that are accounting for 97.5 per cent of all local infections, according to the statement released by WHO.... read..

Pakistan: Karachi hospital confirms 6 cases of Omicron sub-variant XBB

Karachi | January 4, 2023 5:02:16 PM IST
As many as six cases of Covid-19 cases of the highly-contagious Omicron subvariant category XBB were detected at a hospital in Pakistan's Karachi city on Wednesday.... read..

What is Omicron's XBB.1.5 Sub-variant? Should India be worried?

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | January 3, 2023 5:32:14 PM IST
A new version of Omicron XBB.1.5 has raised concerns in many countries including India where its cases have been reported, and it has the capability to infect even those who have been vaccinated, according to experts on Tuesday.... read..

COVID-19 vaccines prior to infection reduce transmission of Omicron: Research

San Francisco | January 3, 2023 5:02:55 PM IST
Recent vaccination and boosters reduce infectiousness, but the risk of infection is still high, according to a study conducted in California prisons.... read..
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