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Maha: 18 Cases Of XBB Sub-Variant Of Omicron Detected In 15 Days

Maha: 18 Cases Of XBB Sub-Variant Of Omicron Detected In 15 Days

On Wednesday, at least 18 cases of XBB sub-variant of Omicron have been reported in Maharashtra in the first fortnight of October, the state health department said.

19 October 2022

Maharashtra Reports 486 Cases Of Ba.2.75 Omicron Sub-Variant In First Fortnight Of Sep

Maharashtra Reports 486 Cases Of Ba.2.75 Omicron Sub-Variant In First Fortnight Of Sep

Of the 369 cases of BA.4 and BA.5, Pune recorded 249, Mumbai (72), Thane (16), Nagpur (10), Raigad (seven), Sangli (six), Palghar (four) and Kolhapur, Wardha, Yavatmal, Solapur, Satara one each, the bulletin added.


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Vaccinated People Infected By Omicron Have Four Times Greater Protection: Study

The researchers in Portugal estimated the degree of protection conferred by infections with previous variants and used real-world data.


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Maharashtra Govt Warns People Of XBB Variant Ahead Of Festive Season, Advises To Follow Covid-19 Protocols

Maharashtra health department confirmed that the state has reported the XBB variant, a new variant having a 'growth advantage' over BA.2.75 and has immune evasive properties.

18 October 2022

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New Omicron Covid Sub-variant Spreading In West: All You Need To Know

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, BA.4.6 now accounts for more than 9 per cent of recent cases across the US. The variant has also been identified in several other countries around the world.


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Delhi Covid Surge: New Omicron Sub-Variant Discovered As Covid Cases And Positivity Rate Rise Amid Festive Season

Patients requiring oxygen and ventilator support in Delhi have almost doubled in last two weeks. This comes as daily infections and deaths have touched six-month highs.

13 August 2022

One of the two viruses found in bats in Russia infects humans and escapes vaccine protection

Why This New Covid-Like Virus In Russian Bats Raises Concerns Worldwide

The discovery of this Covid-like virus has led experts to call for vaccines that protect against all types of coronaviruses.

29 September 2022

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678 New Covid-19 Cases, Two More Deaths In Delhi; Positivity Rate 3.98 Per Cent

Delhi has reported a few cases of BA.4 and BA.5 variants of Omicron, which are highly transmissible, but experts have said there is no need to panic as they don't cause severe infection.

02 July 2022

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24 June 2022
Omicron Subvariants Escape Neutralise Immunity Induced By Vaccination, Previous Infection: Study

Omicron Subvariants Escape Neutralise Immunity Induced By Vaccination, Previous Infection: Study

Omicron subvariants including BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 substantially escape neutralising antibodies induced by both vaccination and previous infection, the...


23 June 2022
Mandaviya To Chair Crucial Meeting With Experts On Rising COVID-19 Cases

Mandaviya To Chair Crucial Meeting With Experts On Rising COVID-19 Cases

In a review meeting of INSACOG held last week, states/UTs were asked to submit "larger number" of samples for whole genome sequencing from districts and areas...


22 June 2022
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya To Chair High-Level Review Meeting Over Rising Covid Cases

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya To Chair High-Level Review Meeting Over Rising Covid Cases

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya's meeting on Friday comes as 43 districts report weekly and daily positivity rate of over 10 per cent.


20 June 2022
Explainer | Omicron Subvariant, Waning Immunity: What's Driving Covid-19 Spike In India Again?

Explainer | Omicron Subvariant, Waning Immunity: What's Driving Covid-19 Spike In India Again?

On Monday, India logged 12,781 new Covid-19 cases, taking the daily positivity rate past four after 130 days. What's causing the sudden rise across states?


18 June 2022
Corona Sample's Genome Sequencing Increased As Covid Cases Rise In Delhi

Corona Sample's Genome Sequencing Increased As Covid Cases Rise In Delhi

Delhi officials have announced a boost in the genome sequencing of covid samples amidst rising cases in the city.


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12 June 2022
Covid-19 Subvariant 'More Contagious' Than Omicron Found In Russia, What Is It?

Covid-19 Subvariant 'More Contagious' Than Omicron Found In Russia, What Is It?

Kamil Khafizov, the head of genome research at Rospotrebnadzor's Central Research Institute for Epidemiology, told reporters that two national labs had...


28 May 2022
Maharashtra Registers Cases Of New Omicron Covid-19 Sub Variants

Maharashtra Registers Cases Of New Omicron Covid-19 Sub Variants

Maharashtra: The sub-lineages of Omicron Covid-19 were found in April in some parts of the world including South Africa, but until now no cases had been...


28 May 2022
Cases Of B.A. Sub-lineage Of Omicron Found In Maharashtra For First Time

Cases Of B.A. Sub-lineage Of Omicron Found In Maharashtra For First Time

Their samples were taken between May 4 and 18. Two of them had travelled to South Africa and Belgium, while three had travelled to Kerala and Karnataka. The...


23 May 2022
Saudi Arabia Bans Flights To India And 15 Other Countries

Saudi Arabia Bans Flights To India And 15 Other Countries

The travel ban was notified by the Saudi government’s Directorate General of Passports


21 May 2022
Omicron: India Reports First Cases Of BA.4 Covid-19 Subvariant

Omicron: India Reports First Cases Of BA.4 Covid-19 Subvariant

BA.4 is one of the two sub-variants of Omicron that led to the fifth wave of Covid-19 in South Africa. The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention...


06 May 2022
Study Suggests Omicron May Be As Severe As Previous Covid-19 Variants, Here Is All You Need To Know

Study Suggests Omicron May Be As Severe As Previous Covid-19 Variants, Here Is All You Need To Know

Study says that Omicron caused fewer hospitalisations and deaths only because of high vaccination and better treatments by the time it emerged.


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03 May 2022
Fresh Covid Wave In US? New Omicron Sub-Variants Spark Fears, Read All About Them

Fresh Covid Wave In US? New Omicron Sub-Variants Spark Fears, Read All About Them

New BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron are more transmissible than BA.2 which was itself 80% more transmissible than the original Omicron.


20 April 2022
Delhi: Omicron Found In 97% Samples Taken From Deceased Patients From Jan To March

Delhi: Omicron Found In 97% Samples Taken From Deceased Patients From Jan To March

Genome sequencing of 578 samples collected from the deceased showed 560 of them had the Omicron variant.


20 April 2022
COVID Surge In Delhi: Lt Governor To Chair DDMA Meet Today, Imposition Of Mask Mandated Expected

COVID Surge In Delhi: Lt Governor To Chair DDMA Meet Today, Imposition Of Mask Mandated Expected

A senior official said that a mask mandate in Delhi is expected as nearby districts of Noida and Ghaziabad have already enforced it.


19 April 2022
Shanghai Reports Seven More Deaths In Omicron Wave, China To Continue With Zero-COVID Policy  

Shanghai Reports Seven More Deaths In Omicron Wave, China To Continue With Zero-COVID Policy  

Shanghai on Monday reported 20,629 new COVID-19 infections. The rest of the Chinese mainland only reported 642 new cases.


17 April 2022
New Omicron Sub-Variants Discovered: Their Spread, Severity, All You Need To Know

New Omicron Sub-Variants Discovered: Their Spread, Severity, All You Need To Know

Two new Omicron sub-variants in New York state are spreading 23-27 per cent faster than the original BA.2 Omicron variant.


15 April 2022
Delhi COVID Spike: Positivity Rate Climbs To 3.95% As 366 New Cases Reported

Delhi COVID Spike: Positivity Rate Climbs To 3.95% As 366 New Cases Reported

Delhi on Friday reported 366 new cases and a positivity rate of 3.95 per cent. 


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