First case of XE variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Mumbai

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  • First case of XE Variant confirmed, the BMC said.
  • The patient is a 67 year individual is a resident of Santacruz.
  • The individual is double vaccinated.

Mumbai: First case of Omicron sub-variant of BA.2 – XE variant is confirmed from Santacruz, the Mumbai Corporation reported. The 67-year-old infected is reported to be double vaccinated, the officials added.

The new mutant was first detected in UK -is said to be 10 times more transmissible than the previous variants and is strong enough to cause another COVID-19 variant. WHO has raised an alert and instructed nations to exercise and follow COVID-appropriate behaviour. XE variant is a recombinant Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 sub-lineage of COVID-19

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