risk of corona infection in india
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Amidst the uproar due to the increasing cases of Corona in China, the Government of India has given a lot of information about all the variants of the Omicron variant. The government has informed that the Omicron variant and its sub-variants are available in India. This has been revealed in the investigation of sentinel sequencing of Kovid positive samples. The government has also informed that 324 Covid positive samples were tested for this survey. However, in areas where information about these sub-variants of Omicron has been reported, no increase in mortality due to corona or increase in the spread of the epidemic has been reported.
Corona infection cases in India
Talking in the context of India, the situation here seems quite controlled at the moment. To prevent infection, the government has intensified the measures of investigation and prevention. According to reports, cases of XBB.1.5, Omicron sub-variant BF.7 and XBB variants of Corona are currently being seen in the country, the infectivity rate of all three is quite high. One of these is also considered to be the most dangerous variant ever.
Which variant is more dangerous?
The nature of all the three variants of corona which are being seen in India is more contagious. However, in a report, Maria van Kerkhove, technical lead of COVID-19 and epidemiologist at the World Health Organization (WHO), said that currently the global threat of XBB.1.5 is increasing these days. This is the ‘most infectious and dangerous form’ of Omicron to date. In a very short time it has spread to about 30 countries. All countries need to take special precautions regarding prevention keeping in mind the infectivity of this variant. This variant can be challenging on a global scale.
need to be careful
Health experts say that keeping in mind the way in which the situation has been seen deteriorating due to new variants of corona in many countries, all people need to be alert. Vaccination has been done, still be careful because new variants are being successful in dodging immunity.
With the rising number of Covid cases and the fear of new variants, it is of paramount importance to continue following Covid-appropriate behaviour. Wearing mask, maintaining social distance, washing hands frequently, all these will help in preventing the virus infection. Don’t be negligent in taking preventive measures.