Covid: Second XE Variant Positive Patient Reported In India

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Mumbai, 9th April 2022: Today a 67 year old Mumbai resident travelled to Vadodara found to be XE variant positive and reported by NCDC, New Delhi.

This person was tested for covid 19 as he was suffering from
mild fever on 12th March during his Vadodara stay. Now the patient is totally asymptomatic and stable. He has taken both the dosage of covishield vaccine. Contact tracing of this patient is in process.

XE new variant is combination of BA.1 and BA.2 strains of Omicron and found to be
responsible for enhanced viral transmission as per the primary reports.

Frequent changes in
genomic structure are part of the natural life course of the viruses and there is no need of scare
but everyone should opt for appropriate precaution, health department officials said.