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The cases of corona infection in the country are once again seeing a spurt. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal and Karnataka have seen an increase in cases in the last 24 hours. 69.15 percent cases are from these five states. Whereas 19.17 percent of new cases have been reported in Maharashtra alone.
According to Kovid-19 Bharat.org, an independent organization that tells the corona infection rate, the infection rate is beyond double digits in Goa (12.7%), West Bengal (13 percent), Mizoram (16.4%) and Kerala (17.6 percent). Maharashtra ranks fifth in this list, where the infection rate is 8.5 percent. Earlier there the infection rate was in double digits. Whereas in some states the infection rate is less than ten percent. But since the last week there is a rapid increase in the infection rate. In Assam, the infection rate increased from 5.7 percent to 7.8 percent during this time period, while in Arunachal Pradesh the infection rate increased from 2.7 percent to 6.4 percent.
The average increase in Covid cases in the top five states was recorded at 144.2 per cent. Whereas it is 13.8 percent in the whole country. Last week, the growth in the country was 19.7 per cent. Many states may not be in the top five states in the infection rate, but the cases of infection are increasing very fast there. This analysis is based on data from 16 states where more than 1,000 cases of Covid were reported during the last one week. Odisha recorded 1,279 cases in the week ending Sunday, which is three times as many as a week ago. In West Bengal too, the cases of corona increased three times to 9,513. In Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka also, Kovid cases are increasing very fast.
Cases are increasing due to these reasons
Health experts said in a discussion with Amar Ujala, the new variety of SARS-Cov-2 will infect rapidly due to change in form and the effect of immunity will also be less visible in it. For example, ba.2.75, which is a descendant of Omicron ba.2, mutated to form G446S. Vaccines currently available on this are also ineffective. Due to which people who have been vaccinated have also been at increased risk. Therefore, it has become necessary to identify the new type of virus at the earliest.
Limited spread of Omicron subtype in India
A study of Ba.2.75, a subform of Ba.2 of Omicron, the most infectious strain of corona virus, has found that it has a limited spread in India. Sources associated with the Ministry of Health say that till now there has been no increase in the severity and spread of the disease due to this subtype. The current worrying form of SARS-CoV-2 is Omicron VOC. So far it has been observed that BA.2 Omicron has replaced BA.1 globally. Studies in India found that BA.2.75 has a limited prevalence and so far no increase in disease severity and prevalence has been found due to this subtype. As BA.2 continues to emerge, its subtypes are now evolving with a different set of mutations. BA.2.75 is a similar subset of BA.2.