In Mumbai today, India’s first case of Coronavirus variant XE was reported and the same has been said by the Brihan mumbai Municipal Corporation and one case of the Kappa variant has also been detected. It has been observed that the patients with the new variants of the virus don’t have any severe symptoms so far.
The World Health Organization has said that the new mutant may be more transmissible than any strain of COVID-19. Saying the present evidence does not suggest that it is a XE variant, official sources from the union health ministry however disagreed.
It is the first case of XE variant but the sample will be sent to the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) for further analysis to confirm the new variant as per the BMC and according to the BMC, the patient is a costume designer by profession who arrived from South Africa on February 10, 2022. She tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival in India but on March 2, 2022 during routine testing she was found to be positive following which she was quarantined at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai’s suburban Bandra. However, the next day, her samples returned negative. BMC said that of the 230 samples in its latest sero survey report, which were sent for sero survey from patients from Mumbai, 21 were subsequently hospitalized. The report said however, none needed oxygen support or intensive care.
Nine had taken both doses of the vaccine of those hospitalized and the rest were all unvaccinated. The report said that none of the patients who had taken their first jab had to be hospitalized.
Published By :- Tarsem Singh
Edited By :- Khushi Thakur