Covid-19: Omicron's XBB variant emerges as dominant in India, TN tops

Chennai |Monday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST

The XBB subvariant of Covid-19's Omicron variant is fast emerging as the dominant in India, with nine states reporting cases of it and Tamil Nadu topping the number.

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Amid emergence of new Omicron variants, Mandaviya stresses on monitoring points of entry

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST

With the emergence of new Omicron variants leading to many countries to witness a steep rise in Covid cases, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday stressed on monitoring the points of ent

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Reinfection with Omicron more common than thought: Study

London |Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST

The incidence of reinfection from the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is more common than previously thought, according to a study in Iceland.

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BA.5 strain of Omicron found in Fijian community: official

Others | July 26, 2022 4:27:05 PM IST

Suva [Fiji], July 26 (ANI/Xinhua): Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Health James Fong said Tuesday that the BA.5 strain of Omicron was found in the Fijian community.

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Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75 not dangerous as 'hyped': Experts

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST

The latest Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75, first detected in India in June, is not dangerous as "hyped" as it is not surging cases or death rates, according to global health experts.

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New Zealand detects Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 for first time

Pacific | July 5, 2022 12:56:13 PM IST

Wellington [New Zealand], July 5 (ANI/Xinhua): The Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 has been detected in New Zealand for the first time as the country recorded 9,629 new community cases of COVID-19 and 24 m

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Omicron sub-variants may target lungs, evade vax and prior infection: Studies

London |Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST

The rising cases of Covid, in the UK, the US and some European countries, as well as in India, majorly driven by BA.2, BA.4, and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron, suggest it may have evolved to target the

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Omicron's BA-5 sub-variant may be behind TN's rising Covid cases: Govt

Chennai |Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST

The presence of Omicron's BA-5 sub-variant may be the reason for the sudden spike in cases in Tamil Nadu, the state Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, said in its data for May-June.

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BA.4, BA.5 Omicron strains may drive new global Covid wave

New Delhi |Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST

Several countries including India, the UK, US, and Australia are seeing an uptick in Covid cases majorly driven by Omicron sub-variants BA.4, BA.5, according to media reports.

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US facing double whammy: Omicron variants' spread & fuel prices' unrelenting rise

New York |Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST

The United States is facing a double whammy -- Covid 19s sub-variants B4, BA5 have hit the country as predicted by scientists with 100,000 new coronavirus cases being registered each day. Fuel prices

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Russian health watchdog detects Omicron subvariant BA.4 in population

Europe | June 12, 2022 12:56:00 PM IST

Moscow [Russia], June 12 (ANI/Sputnik): A more contagious subvariant of the COVID-19 Omicron strain has slipped into Russia, a senior official at the national consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor

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Philippines detects 2 cases of Omicron sub-variant BA.5

Asia | June 3, 2022 3:27:57 PM IST

Manila [Philippines], June 3 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines has detected COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.5 from two people in the same household in a province north of the capital, an official from the

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