According to BMC, the Covid-19 case that was reported in Mumbai a few days ago has been confirmed as the new XE variety.
On March 11, a 67-year-old man from Vadodara tested positive for Covid in a hotel. He returned to Mumbai because he was asymptomatic. His results were forwarded for genome sequencing, and it was discovered that the completely vaccinated individual carries the XE variation of Covid-19.
According to BMC officials, the individual is now perfectly stable and has no symptoms.
On Saturday, Gujarat’s Vadodara reported its first XE variant case.
According to officials, the XE mutant looks to be 10% more transmissible than the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron. So far, BA.2 has been identified as the most contagious of the COVID-19 variations.
The XE variation is a “recombinant” mutation of the BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron strains. According to preliminary research, the XE variation has a 9.8 percent growth rate above the BA.2, often known as the stealth variety due to its ability to avoid detection.
According to the World Health Organization, the latest mutation may be more transmissible than prior ones.
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