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Cases of BF.7 variant increasing in India, now four people found positive in West Bengal

In many countries around the world including China, the cases of sub-variant BF.7 of Omicron, which destroyed the corona, are now increasing in India as well. After Gujarat and Odisha, cases of BF.7 have now come to the fore in West Bengal. Here from this variant  Four people have been found positive. A health official said on Wednesday that genome sequencing of four people who recently returned from the US confirmed that they were infected with the new variant of Corona. However, the condition of all is stable.

The official said that out of the four people, three are from Nadia district who belong to the same family, while one is a resident of Bihar, but currently lives in Kolkata.  He told that the state health department came to know that a total of 33 people have come in contact with these four infected patients.  When all the people who came in contact with Anan-Phanan were examined, all were found healthy and although their condition is being monitored.

Since last month, the samples of persons whose infection was confirmed in the investigation of all passengers coming from abroad at Kolkata airport were sent for genome sequencing.  Last week, two people, including a foreign national, were found to be Corona positive at the Kolkata airport.  His genome sequencing revealed that he was infected with BF.7.

According to the information, the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Center had informed that the first case of BF.7 was detected in India in October. Till now there were three cases in Gujarat and one in Odisha, but now cases have also been reported in Bengal.  have come.

175 people infected with corona in 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 175 new cases were registered in India.  The daily positivity rate of Corona across the country is currently 0.09% while the weekly positivity rate is 0.12%.  Under the nationwide vaccination campaign against Corona virus, a total of 220.11 crore vaccine doses (95.13 crore second dose and 22.41 crore booster dose) have been given so far.

More than 2 lakh corona tests in 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 48,292 doses of the vaccine have been given.  India’s active caseload currently stands at 2,570 (0.01%).  Apart from this, the recovery rate is 98.8%.  In the last one day, 187 people got cured and with this the total number of cured people increased to 4,41,45,854.  A total of 91.13 crore tests have been done so far.  At the same time, 2,01,690 tests have been done in the last 24 hours.

Body pain is its main symptom

According to Dr. NK Arora, chairman of vaccination in the National Technical Advisory Group (NTAGI), body pain is its main symptom.  If someone is having body pain for a long time, then he will need to get the Covid test done.  Apart from this, sore throat, fatigue, phlegm and runny nose can also be symptoms of this variant.

Giving information on the new sub-variant, Kovid expert Dr. Rajeev Jayadevan in Kerala has told India Today that this variant can beat the vaccine.  Along with this, the new immunity system of the body can also be penetrated.  Although there are no indications of its being more serious than Omicron.  Some elderly, unwell and unvaccinated people may get pneumonia.

According to the Indian Express report, BF.7 is spreading about 18 percent faster than BA.5.  This sub-variant can also infect people with full vaccine and good immunity.