Covid Cases Surge In Tamil Nadu; 12 Test Positive For Omicron Sub-Variants

Tamil Nadu: According to Minister for Medical and Family Welfare M Subramaniam, about 12 people in Tamil Nadu have tested positive for new sub-variants of Omicron BA4 and BA5. However, Subramanian said all the patients were healthy and are currently under the care of the Health Secretary.Also Read – The fourth COVID Wave in India due to cases of Omicron BA.4, BA.5 variants? The head of the government committee has revealed the details

“This morning we received information from the CDFD that COVID cases of the BA.4 and BA5 variants have been detected. So far 4 people have tested positive for the BA.4 variant positive and 8 have tested for the BA.5 variant, ”he said Sunday.

The minister informed that 300 samples were sent to the DNA fingerprinting and diagnostics center in Hyderabad, of which 12 were tested positive for sub-variants.

“The central government officials will publish this information tomorrow. We are also looking at contacts of people tested for new variants of COVID, ”he said.

Meanwhile, as India witnesses the sub-variants of Omicron, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Internal Medicine and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapist Dr Tarun Kumar Sahni has made it clear that the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-genera are quite “mild”. Behaving like other mutants of COVID-19.

“BA4 and BA5 sub-variants behave similar to other variants of COVID-19 variants. We have noticed that this is quite mild. A few months ago, WHO stated that BA.4 and BA.5 are mutations of concern. European countries recently called it a mutation of concern.” Dr Kumar told ANI that he had called.

He said that a care adaptation can quickly transform a particular mutation and be more serious and progressive than other transformations.

Health experts emphasized following COVID-19 protocols, including masks.

BA.4 and BA.5 are sub-variants of the globally circulating omicron mutation. These were first reported from South Africa earlier this year and are now reported from several other countries. These mutations are not associated with disease severity or increased hospitalization

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