The COVID-19 pandemic is one of those incidents that you don’t want to experience or remember. However, this new variant, or should we say new variants, has emerged again, risking the safety of everyone. While conducting tests on international citizens for COVID-19, more than one variant was discovered by the officials. Take a look at the new COVID-19 variants and their effects on the human body.
More Than One COVID-19 Variant Found
Airport authorities started conducting tests on international passengers at seaports and airports. It resulted in the discovery of eleven types of new variants that could be a risk to others. Addressing this news, Union Minister Mansukh Malviya has requested everyone not to panic, stay alert and follow every mandate given by the government.
As of now, there are fresh COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday. The ratio is around 188 cases against 175 infections registered on the previous day. Although, India’s recovery rate is around ninety-eight per cent. Around 201 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.
Sub Variant XBB.1.5: Is It Dangerous?
Among the new variants, the most common is COVID-19 XXB.1.5. There are fresh cases reported in Chhatisgarh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Telangana and XBB.1.5 is the main cause of it. Also, there are three cases in Gujarat among the others. This new variant, according to virologists, may not cause a pandemic. However, it may spread worldwide and result in a separate wave of infected people. It is the most contagious Omicron sub-variant yet. Moreover, it is responsible for more than one-fourth of COVID-19 cases in the United States. According to WHO, the main concern is its mode of transmission and the fact that it is found in 28 states.
There are no statistics to prove how fatal the variant is. However, the advice is to be on alert.
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