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Maharashtra: India reports first case of ‘dangerous’ Omicron subvariant BQ.1 in Pune

The Cases of Corona is falling rapidly in India. There has been a huge drop in the positivity rate in almost all the states of the country. But in the midst of all this, the new variant of Omicron subvariant BQ.1 found in tin India. On Tuesday, India detected the first case of Omicron subvariant BQ.1 in Pune, Maharashtra. The BQ.1 is a descendant of BA.5, which is behind the 60% Covid cases in the US

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The Cases of Corona is falling rapidly in India. There has been a huge drop in the positivity rate in almost all the states of the country. But in the midst of all this, the new variant of Omicron subvariant BQ.1 found in tin India. On Tuesday, India detected the first case of Omicron subvariant BQ.1 in Pune, Maharashtra. The BQ.1 is a descendant of BA.5, which is behind the 60% Covid cases in the US.

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Besides, the state has reported new Covid XBB, a new sub-variant of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has been detected in parts of India, including Kerala. BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 are the two descendants of omicron’s BA.5 subvariant, which have been both described as dangerous as they could evade the interventions available against Covid-19. They have caused over 10% of all active cases in the US.

Covid cases in Maharashtra has witnessed 17.7 rise over the week that ended on 16 October. Yesterday, the state reported 201 Covid-19 cases. The case fatality rate in Maharashtra is 1.82%. Pune reported 23 new cases.Maharashtra’s health department and experts have asked not to ignore flu-like symptoms and seek medical advice at the earliest. They have advised observing Covid Appropriate behaviour in public places and getting vaccinated as per Government of India guidelines.

Experts from the department suggest that people with comorbidities need to take extra precautions while visiting public places.He urged people to undergo vaccination as per the government guidelines. “People with comorbidities need to take extra precautions while visiting public places. Persons suffering from an influenza-like illness should avoid public contact as much as possible.”

Fauci said the new sub-variant has a “troublesome” doubling time.The BQ.1 variant of Covid-19 has already outpaced many rival strains in European nations from England to Germany, where the Covid wave has resurged.

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