New Delhi, Due to Omicron’s sub variant XBB, the cases of Corona have started increasing once again. The XBB.3 sub-variant has led to a rapid rise in Covid infections in Singapore. This is becoming a problem for India as well. Cases of XBB have been reported in 9 states of the country so far. In which Tamil Nadu is at the top.
GISAID is an international research organization. This monitors the changes in the virus. According to which 380 cases of XBB have come up in India till October 23. These cases are highest in Tamil Nadu where 175 cases have been reported. After which West Bengal is at the second number with 103 cases. The first case of this sub-variant of Omicron was reported in Bengal itself.
Apart from Tamil Nadu and Bengal, XBB infection is also spread in Odisha (35), Maharashtra (21), Delhi (18), Puducherry (16), Karnataka (9), Gujarat (2) and Rajasthan (1). Of the 380 cases found so far, XBB.3 sub-variant is 68.42 percent. The cases of XBB.2 are 15 percent and XBB.1 is 2.36 percent. Other states have been alerted to this. WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan has also expressed concern about the new variant of Corona.
According to Soumya, the XBB variant can betray the immune system and become a victim of infection. He also warned of a new wave of Corona in some countries, he said that more than 300 sub-variants of Corona are a matter of concern. In this too the XBB variant is more lethal.
Soumya Swaminathan said, this variant is capable of betraying the immune system. We have seen some lethal variants before but this variant can dominate the antibody. Due to this variant, there may be another wave of corona in some countries. Along with XBB, we are also looking at BA5 and BA1. Both these variants are also very lethal.