First cases of COVID-19 Omicron sub-variants detected in Maharashtra

Guwahati: Four patients with BA 4 variations and three instances with BA 5 variants of the COVID-19 Omicron sub-lineage have been identified for the first time in Maharashtra.

A representative from the state’s health department confirmed the news.

All of those who were infected had relatively minor symptoms and were treated at home.

These Omicron sub-lineages were originally discovered in April in various places of the world, including South Africa.

The full genome sequencing was done by the Institute of Science Education and Research.

The Indian Biological Data Centre in Faridabad validated the virus’s classification.

The seven patients were all from Pune, according to reports.

There are four men and three women among them. Four of the patients are above the age of 50, two are between the ages of 20 and 40, and one is a nine-year-old child.

In addition, both vaccine dosages were administered to all six adults who had been afflicted. One of them had a booster shot as well.

The child, on the other hand, is unvaccinated, but they were all successfully treated in home isolation.

According to reports, two of them visited South Africa and Belgium, while the other three visited Kerala and Karnataka.

The remaining two have no prior travel experience.

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