“At least five Omicron variants are circulating in Karnataka,” says Health Minister

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 "At least five Omicron variants are circulating in Karnataka," says Health Minister

According to the Karnataka Health Minister, the Omicron sub-variant BA.2 infects most individuals with COVID symptoms.


The Omicron variety is still predominating in the state, according to the most recent genome sequencing studies, the Karnataka government noted on Wednesday. Additionally, there are presently five sub variants in circulation.

Most persons with COVID-19 symptoms are infected by the BA.2 sub-variant of the Omicron variant of new coronavirus, according to the most recent information shared by Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar. Cases of BA.1.1.529 and BA.1 are now 8.60 percent and 0.04 percent, respectively. The three new variations, BA.3, BA.4, and BA.5, are in the early stages of development.

According to the data he provided, Omicron was the wide variety of the new coronavirus this year, unlike the previous year, when Delta and its sub-lineages predominated from March through December. having similar

Added Sudhakar: “What strain is the most prevalent in Karnataka? The genome sequencing sample shows Delta of 90.7% from March 2021 to December 2021 and Omicron: of 87.80 percent from January to April 2022. 99.20 percent from May 2022 to June 2022, “a micron

Tuesday saw the state disclose 738 new cases, while Monday saw 530 new illnesses. However, there were no deaths on either day.

The number of COVID cases has increased once more after appearing to stabilize. According to data from the Union health ministry, India’s COVID-19 total grew to 4,33,19,396 on Tuesday with 9,923 new cases, while the number of active cases increased to 79,313.

According to figures updated at 8 am, the death toll increased by 17 to 5,24,890. Of all infections, active cases make up 0.18 percent.

According to a recent study, the Omicron type is less likely to result in long-lasting symptoms or extended Covid. According to age and the length of time following immunization, the chances of having a lengthy Covid were 20–50% lower during the Omicron phase than during the Delta period.

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