The first case of a new variant of Omicron of COVID-19 has been found in Mumbai. Here the first case of Omicron's XE variant has been registered.

At the same time, a case of the Kappa variant of Omicron has also been found. The 376 samples were tested. 230 of them are residents of Mumbai. 

However, no serious symptoms are seen in the patients infected with the new variant.

Out of these 230 patients in Mumbai, 21 had to be hospitalized. None of the patients who had received only the first dose of the vaccine was hospitalized. 

Of those who took both doses of the vaccine, 9 were hospitalized. 12 patients with no vaccine doses were hospitalized. Of the 21 patients admitted to the hospital, none required oxygen or intensive care.

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Recently the World Health Organization had informed in its report that the XE variant can be more infectious than any variant of the corona. 

XE is a 'recombinant' mutation of BA'1 and BA.2 Omicron. 'Recombinant' mutations arise when a patient becomes infected with several variants of the corona. 

Also, the World Health Organization said that the new variant XE is 10 per cent more infectious than Omicron's sub-variant BA.2.


The WHO said, 'Preliminary estimates indicate 10 per cent more infectious than BA.2. However, this requires further confirmation.

At the same time, after 1,086 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in India in a day, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the country so far increased to 4,30,30,925.  

At the same time, the number of patients under treatment has come down to 11,871. According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am on Wednesday, the death toll rose to 5,21,487 after 71 more cases of death due to infection were reported in the country.

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