Thursday, September 29, 2022

BA-2.75 Omicron Variant Detected In Delhi

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According to a medical official at the hospital, samples sent for genome sequencing at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital revealed the discovery of a new sub-variant of the coronavirus strain Omicron.

The new sub-variant has been detected as BA-2.75. The official said that a study report of 90 samples sent for genome sequencing had detected the new sub-variant.

According to Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of LNJP Hospital in Delhi, the new sub-variant of Omicron has greater transmissibility.

“Omicron’s subvariant BA-2.75 has been found in the report. It has more transmission rate. This has emerged in the study report of 90 samples sent for genome sequencing,” Suresh Kumar said.

He further added: “This new sub-variant also attacks people already having antibodies and also those who have taken the Covid vaccines in their body.”

In the past 24 hours, Delhi reported 2,445 COVID-19 cases, the most since February 6. Today’s positive rate increased to 15.41%, and seven people have passed away.

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