Covid 19

Is It Back? – India Reports First Case Of Omicron Sub-Variant

New Delhi: The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has reported each case of the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants of the coronavirus in India — one case in Tamil Nadu and another in Telangana.

A 19-year-old woman in Tamil Nadu has been found infected with the BA.4 sub-variant of the virus, confirmed to the INSACOG.

The patient has shown only mild clinical symptoms and has been fully vaccinated. She had no travel history.

Earlier, a South African national was reported positive for the BA.4 sub-variant of Omicron on arrival at the Hyderabad airport.

In Telangana, an 80-year-old man has tested positive for the BA.5 sub-variant of the virus. He too has shown only mild clinical symptoms and his vaccination and travel status also match the Tamil Nadu patient. The patient had no travel history.

India currently has 14832 active covid cases & 2,022 new cases with 46 deaths in the last 24 hours according to the Ministry of Health. According to JHU CSSE Covid Data, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Lakshadeep, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, have not reported a single case of covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

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