Concerned about making the XE variant, another case was found in Mumbai.
BMC has again claimed that a person infected with XE variant has been found in Mumbai. It is learned that even a few days ago, BMC had confirmed a foreign woman in Mumbai to be infected with XE, but the Union Health Ministry refused to accept the case of XE.
Now another case of Omicron sub-variant XE has come to light in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has confirmed that a 67-year-old man in Mumbai’s Santacruz has now been found infected with the XE variant. It is learned that on March 11, he had gone to Vadodara in connection with work, where his health deteriorated after attending a meeting at a hotel. When his Kovid test was done, it was confirmed that he was infected.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a statement that although he had tested positive for corona, he had no symptoms of corona, so he had returned to Mumbai from Gujarat. When the genome sequencing of his sample was done here, it was found in the report that he was infected with the XE variant. The BMC said that the man has received both doses of the corona vaccine. He has no symptoms of corona, his condition is stable.
Foreign woman got both doses
The BMC also confirmed a few days ago that an African woman in Mumbai was infected with XE. A 50-year-old foreign woman who came in contact with the XE variant in Mumbai had both the corona vaccines. The woman was asymptomatic. They did not have any symptoms of corona. She had reached Mumbai from South Africa on 10 February. He had no previous travel history.
Case of XE has also been seen in Gujarat.
The new variant of Corona XE has knocked in Gujarat. On March 13, the person turned positive, but a week later his health recovered. After the results of the sample came, the person was found infected with the XE variant.
10% more lethal than the BA.2 variant
If the newer version is XE, it could be about 10 percent more infectious than Omicron’s sub-version BA.2. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern. XE is a recombinant strain of two sub-lineages of Omicron, BA.1 and BA.2. The WHO has stated that it will only be combined with the Omicron variant unless there is a significant change in its transmission rate and disease behaviour.