BA.12 variant found for the first time in Bihar, many times more dangerous than Omicron’s BA.2 virus

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In the genome sequencing of samples taken in the last two months in IGIMS, BA.2 virus was found in 12 samples and BA.12 virus in one. The infection rate of BA.12 is higher than that of BA.2. This virus has already been found in many countries.

Patna, Jagran Correspondent. A new variant of Omicron has been confirmed in the genome sequencing of 13 samples of corona infected at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science in the capital Patna. Genome sequencing was done 10 days ago in the lab of the sample of about two months ago. In this, BN.2 virus was found in 12 samples. Whereas, BA.12 virus has been found in one sample.

Wednesday night report

Dr. Namrata Kumari, Head of the Department of Microbiology of the Institute told that all the reports have come late on Wednesday night. The infection rate of BA.12 is higher than that of BA.2. However, he added that not much data is available on the new variant XE and BA.12 variant. BA.12 has already arrived in many countries. It is found for the first time in Bihar. Research is being done on this variant.

Two corona infected including a doctor in Patna AIIMS

On Wednesday, two corona infected including a doctor were found at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, Patna), Patna. Two days ago the doctor complained of cold, cough and mild fever. In the investigation, the report of his corona infection was found positive. He has returned to Patna from another city a few days back. Apart from this, the mother of a staff nurse was found to be corona infected. All homes are quarantine. Neither of them has much problem with Corona. There was no need to recruit anyone.

Corona cases have started increasing once again in Bihar

Significantly, once again the cases of corona have started increasing. In view of the fear of fourth wave, the state government has become fully alert. Hospitals have been made ready to deal with any emergency. Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey said that all arrangements have been made in the hospitals. We are ready to fight against Corona. On the previous day, PM Narendra Modi had also expressed concern over the increasing cases of Corona. He stressed the need to speed up vaccination.

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