Explainer: What is COVID-19 XE Variant, Symptoms & Effects, WHO issues warning; Know More

COVID-19 XE Variant: The outbreak of Omicron Variant and Delta Variant of (COVID-19) is almost over in most parts of the world.

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COVID-19 XE Variant: The outbreak of Omicron Variant and Delta Variant of (COVID-19) is almost over in most parts of the world. 

However, now a new variant of the coronavirus has been knocked, which is said to be more infectious than Omicron.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning regarding the second COVID mutant strain XE. The WHO (World Health Organization) said that it is a hybrid strain of two Omicron sub-variants. 

Whose ability to spread is much more than Omicron.
Preliminary studies have claimed that the growth rate of the XE strain is 10 per cent higher than that of the BA.2 variant of Corona. 

So far, three hybrid viruses - XD, XE and XF - have been detected by the researchers.

While the XD and XF variants are a combination of Delta and BA.1, the XE variant is a hybrid strain of the two Omicron subvariants. 

According to a study by the UK Health Protection Agency (UKHSA), xD is the new name for the French Delta x BA.1 lineage.

XF variant UK is a hybrid of Delta and BA.1 lineage and XE variant UK is a mixture of BA.1 and BA.2 lineage. According to experts, out of the three, the XD a variant is more worrisome.

In the WHO report released on Wednesday, it has been said that globally there was a decline in new cases of coronavirus infection in the last week, while the cases of death due to infection have registered an increase of more than 40 per cent. 

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In its weekly report on the epidemic, the United Nations Health Agency said that there has been a decrease in new cases of infection everywhere, including the WHO's Western Pacific region, where cases have been increasing since the end of December.

According to the report, last week around one crore new cases of COVID-19 were reported worldwide and 45,000 patients died. However, there was a 23 per cent reduction in the number of deaths reported last week.

According to the WHO, the reason for the increase in the death of COVID-19 patients last week was due to changes in the process of registering such cases in Chile and the US. 

Apart from this, Maharashtra in India also registered an increase in the death toll with the addition of more than 4,000 death cases as earlier this number was not classified as COVID-19 death.

Rohit Gupta

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