Corona Update: Corona continues to wreak havoc in the country, raises concern in these 5 states. XBB Variant

Aditi ShrivastavaPublish Date: 24 Mar, 2023

Corona Update: The havoc of Corona across the nation has resumed. 1,249 new corona cases were reported in India on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry. Therefore, the number of active cases has grown to 7,927. At the same time, the death toll rose to 5,30,818 as one person died each in Gujarat and Karnataka. Over the past week, the nation has grown.

Corona XBB Variant wreaks havoc

The coronavirus identified as "XBB 1.16" (XBB 1.16) was found in 349 cases across the country. Some claim that this new Corona strain is to blame for the nation's recent surge in infection cases. These details were acquired using information from the "Indian SARS-Kov-2 Genomics Consortium" (Insacog).The states with the most cases of this variation, according to the data, are Maharashtra (105), Telangana (93), Karnataka (61), and Gujarat (54). 

The first time the XBB 1.16 variant samples were found was in January. 140 XBB 1.16 variant samples were discovered in February. These all things happened amid the surge in influenza cases across the country. Rajesh Bhushan, the union health secretary, announced on Thursday that a mock drill would soon be conducted to evaluate their preparations in all states and union territories so that people will know the difference and precaution methods.

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